Israel: Sinai Terrorists Supported from Afghanistan, Iraq

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Katz - Global jihad terrorists in Sinai receive financial and logistical support from other Salafi terror cells in Afghanistan and Iraq, a senior Israeli official revealed on Wednesday. The official said the attack from Sinai on Sunday - during which armed Bedouin from Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, stole an armored vehicle and infiltrated Israel - was "aimed at establishing the group's reputation and position within Sinai." The assessment within the Israeli intelligence community is that the attacks will continue and might increase in frequency.

2012-08-09 00:00:00

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