Report: Egypt's Sinai on High Alert

(Ma'an News-PA) Egypt has declared a state of alert in Sinai after extremist Islamist fighters set up a military base in the peninsula, Egyptian security officials said Monday. Militants from Egypt, the Palestinian territories, and Mali affiliated to Jihadist groups and al-Qaeda have deployed heavily in bunkers in a desert area in central Sinai, Egyptian security officials said. Some of the militants entered Sinai through tunnels from Gaza, the officials said. The militants have large amounts of ammunition and weapons, suggesting they plan to join demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood planned for June 30.

2013-06-18 00:00:00

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