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epa04830457 A handout picture made available by the Office of the Egyptian President shows the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R), inspecting weapons allegedly captured from militants, during his official visit following unprecedented attacks in North Sinai, Egypt, 04 July 2014. According to offical Government reports 17 soldiers were killed along with over a hundred opposition combatants from a group, formerly known as Ansar Bait al-Maqdis (ABM), claiming allegiance to the organisation calling themselves the Islamic State (IS) in 15 seperate attacks on Al-Arish and Sheikh Zuwayid. However, sources from within the security services have put the Government death toll much higher, at a possible 70. EPA/OFFICE OF THE EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES