SINAI, 9 December 2013 (IRIN) - Many Egyptians have lauded the authorities’ ongoing “counter-terrorism” campaign in the remote Sinai peninsula, seeing it is a necessary fight against militants who have increased attacks against security services in recent months, following the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. 

But on a trip to the region in mid-October, IRIN heard testimonies from civilians about homes wrongfully destroyed, accidental killings and daily economic life being com...

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