Egypt, Israel Rebuff Bid to Trim Sinai Peacekeeping Force

(Reuters) Dan Williams - The U.S.-led peacekeeper force in Sinai will remain unchanged after Egypt and Israel rebuffed proposals to trim it, an Egyptian official said Tuesday. Some of the 12 contributor countries worry about the safety of the 1,900 peacekeepers and had proposed withdrawing some 400 troops and replacing them with remote surveillance equipment. But at a review meeting in Rome last week attended by a U.S. delegation, "We said this is not the proper time, during a war on terrorism. It would give jihadists the wrong message," the official said.

2015-11-25 00:00:00

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