Covert Auctions in Egypt Put Arms that Freed Libya into Hands of Terrorists

(Fox News) Paul Alster - The weapons that helped Libyan rebels oust Gaddafi are turning up for sale at clandestine auctions in Egypt's Sinai Desert, where buyers purchase firearms for al-Qaeda and Hamas. "There are more and more contacts between al-Qaeda and the small groups in Sinai," said a senior source in the Israel Defense Forces. "If at the beginning we saw these tribes supporting terror cells for the sake of money, now we see it becoming more an ideological support, and we see more and more cases that these groups of al-Qaeda-influenced extreme jihadists are becoming more powerful than the tribes."

2013-03-04 00:00:00

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