Truth as Elusive as Militants in Egypt's Sinai

(AFP) Samer al-Atrush - In Tumah, a small village in Sinai where Egyptian air strikes against militants were reported to have taken place on Wednesday, residents said the military's claims were pure propaganda. There was indeed a site, on the village's outskirts, which Islamist militants used as a training base, said one local resident, but the militants were long gone when armored personnel vehicles raided the village. Abu Mohammed said, "There were 45 armored personnel carriers and police vehicles, and two helicopters. They fired two rockets but they didn't hit anything." Local Bedouin say they have not heard of a single tribesman killed in the security force campaign, and no dead or wounded were taken to hospital.

2012-08-13 00:00:00

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