Egypt Launches Security Operation to Purge Sinai of Militants

(Bloomberg) Tarek El-Tablawy - Egyptian security forces launched an operation in Sinai in response to recent attacks on Egyptian security patrols, with raids resulting in the arrest of Egyptians and Palestinians linked to Hamas' armed wing, Al Shorouk reported Tuesday. Separately, Al Masry Al Youm reported that Islamic Jihad official Nabil Naeem said there were about 500 al-Qaeda-affiliated militants in Egypt, most of whom were in Sinai and were among the remnants of militant groups such as Takfir wal Hijra that had waged an insurgency against Hosni Mubarak's government in the 1990s.

2012-05-10 00:00:00

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