Egypt broadens Sinai campaign against militants




 
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Egypt broadens Sinai campaign against militants
 
August 29th, 2012  
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Egypt broadens Sinai campaign against militants
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's military said on Wednesday it would broaden its offensive against militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a campaign that has raised concerns in Israel about the movement of heavy armor into the area near its border. After militants attacked and killed 16 border guards on August 5, Egypt launched an operation using the army and police to raid militant hideouts, arrest suspects and seize weapons, including rockets and other arms, that are rife in the area. Disorder has spread in Sinai since former President Hosni Mubarak's overthrow last year. ...




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