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Egyptian Air Force Strike Kills 20 In North Sinai



CAIRO - Egypt launched air strikes in North Sinai early Wednesday killing twenty suspected terrorists in response to a series of attacks by masked gunmen on military checkpoints, reports CNN.

Egyptian army Apache helicopters fired rockets at armed militants near the port town of El Arish.

Witnesses in Sheikh Zouaid, about six miles from Gaza, said they saw two military jets and heard sounds of explosions. Other witnesses in a nearby area said they saw three cars hit, reports Haaretz.

"Over 48 hours since that audacious and shocking attack on the Egyptian military post here in Sinai, it seems that the army has decided to hit back," said Al Jazeera reporter Jamal Elshayyal.

It is the first time that the Egyptian air force has been called into action in Sinai since 1973, adds Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

This clash comes less than three days after a previous attack in Sinai which killed 16 Egyptian gunmen as a group of terrorists tried to force its way through the border in Rafah, which is the only crossing into Gaza not controlled by Israel.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the initial Sinai attack, reports Al Jazeera.

According to the Qatari news channel, Egypt and Israel say both Islamist fighters from the Sinai and Palestinian allies from the Gaza Strip are active in northern Sinai.

Egypt has begun to seal off smuggling tunnels into the Gaza Strip.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

red tinted photo of feet on a bed

Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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