Report: Hundreds Of Al-Qaeda Fighters In Egypt's Sinai

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Friday, August 12, 2011

Officials: Egypt To Target Al Qaeda Cells Said To Be Training In Sinai -- CNN

(CNN) -- Egyptian military and intelligence officials say they are preparing to launch an operation against al Qaeda cells that have recently been established in the restive Sinai peninsula.

While Egypt has seen a number of homegrown militant Islamist groups emerge and dissipate over the past 20 years, none has had clear organizational links with al Qaeda.

But senior officials told CNN that al Qaeda cells have now surfaced in northern Sinai, which has seen acts of sabotage and clashes between rival Salafist groups this year. Among the incidents, a gas pipeline to Israel was blown up several times.

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More News On Al Qaeda Cells In The Sinai

Egypt Deploys Troops Against Al Qaeda-Inspired Militants -- FOX News/AP

Army, police deployed in North Sinai -- The Daily News Egypt

Special forces deployed to Sinai to restore security -- Almasry Alyoum

Egypt: Sinai governor, Salafists deny armed militants presence -- Bikyamasr

Egypt's military deployed to Sinai to defend from potential terror attacks -- Almasry Alyoum

What is happening in Sinai? -- Ahram Online

What Scares the Sinai Bedouin: the Rise of the Radical Islamists -- Abigail Hauslohner, Time

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