Egyptian Forces Re-Take Town Held by Islamists

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Egyptian security forces have re-taken a town that's been ruled by radical Islamists since July.

The city of Delga in the southern Minya province is home to more than 20,000 Christians.

In the 11 weeks the Islamic militants ruled the city, they ransacked and burned churches and forced Christians to pay them protection money.

At least two Christians who refused to pay the Islamic Jizya tax were killed.

One of the churches that was burned is believed to be more than 1,600 years old.

The security forces arrested 56 people for assaults on police forces, as well as attacks on government and religious institutions.

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