Militants release seven Egyptians kidnapped in Sinai




 
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Militants release seven Egyptians kidnapped in Sinai
 
May 22nd, 2013  
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Militants release seven Egyptians kidnapped in Sinai
By Tom Perry and Yousri Mohamed CAIRO/ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Seven members of the Egyptian security forces kidnapped by Islamist militants in Sinai last week were freed on Wednesday and President Mohamed Mursi announced a new crackdown on lawlessness in the desert peninsula. Their abduction underlined the threat posed by jihadists who became active in a security vacuum that opened up in the isolated Sinai after the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. The state has struggled to restore order there since. ...




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