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Egypt frees hundreds of militants

Egypt has released about 900 members of the militant group Gamaa Islamiya, the interior ministry has said. It said the releases took place over the last 10 days and one of the founders of the group, Najeh Ibrahim, was among those freed. Gamaa Islamiya was once Egypt’s largest militant group. It mounted attacks on tourists and Christians in the 1990s. But the group declared a ceasefire in 1999 and some of its imprisoned leaders went on to renounce violence. Full Story

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