Sept 7, 2013
Security official reports dozens killed in latest offensive against terrorists; new charges leveled against ousted president
CAIRO — Egyptian helicopter gunships and tanks pounded suspected hideouts of Islamic militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, in what officials described as a major new offensive in the insurgent stronghold. Residents who witnessed winding columns of trucks and armored vehicles pour into the area said the operation was one of the largest there in years.
Meanwhile, the country’s prosecutor general filed new charges against deposed President Mohammed Morsi, accusing him of insulting the judiciary — a crime punishable by up to six months imprisonment in Egypt.