Israel Allows Two More Egyptian Infantry Battalions into Sinai

(Times of Israel) Avi Issacharoff and Ricky Ben-David - Israel on Monday gave permission for Egypt to deploy two more infantry battalions in Sinai, raising Egyptian force levels to 11 infantry battalions, as well as a tank battalion and assault helicopters. The reinforcements are part of the first truly effective Egyptian operation against Sinai terror groups, an informed source in Jerusalem said Monday. Earlier Monday, at least three people were killed and 17 wounded in northern Sinai when terrorists fired rocket-propelled grenades at a bus carrying workers to a cement factory in El-Arish.

2013-07-16 00:00:00

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