Israel: Sinai a "Nest of Terrorists"

(AFP) If Egypt fails to restore order in the Sinai Peninsula it could come to resemble the Afghan mountain hideouts which sheltered the Taliban and their al-Qaeda allies, an Israeli military source warned on Thursday. He said that "thousands" of militants were holed up in the remote region where local Bedouin help them. "There are nests of terrorists there, big nests." "Sinai has turned into an area which is out of control," he said. "The Bedouins who control the area...they make money from smuggling and helping terrorists." Global jihad groups, he added, are looking for areas where there is a vacuum of central authority.

2012-08-17 00:00:00

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