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Egypt's newly elected president fired a number of military leaders, including the defense minister and army chief of staff, and appointed new leaders. He also suspended a constitutional decree that had given the military authority to govern. Egyptian forces continued their attacks against militants in the Sinai.
Egypt arrested nine Islamic militants suspected of involvement in an attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers. Tribal leaders in the Sinai peninsula have agreed to help the Egyptian army restore security in the area.
Gunmen attacked a police station in North Sinai. Egypt sent a large convoy of military reinforcements to the area to drive out Islamist militants blamed for killing 16 border guards. Egypt's parliament named 50 new editors for state-owned newspapers, including a number with Islamist leanings.
The military conducted air raids in the al Arish area of the Sinai peninsula against Islamic militants; missiles killed 20 people in the village of Touma. "Terrorists" in the area allegedly fired back at the Egyptian aircraft. President Mursi sacked several top security officials, including Egypt's intelligence chief, the governor of North Sinai province, and the head of the presidential guard.