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High-Ranking Egyptian Jihadist Killed Days Before Election Campaign Closes

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Egyptian presidential hopeful Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. Photo: RogDel via Wikimedia Commons.

Yahoo/AFP A top Egyptian jihadist has been killed, security officials said Friday, just days before an election expected to sweep ex-army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi into the presidency on a pledge to eradicate terrorism.

Shadi el-Menei, a senior commander of Egypt’s deadliest militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem), was gunned down in an overnight ambush in his native Sinai Peninsula, the officials said.

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