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Egypt military source claims six 'terrorists' arrested in Sinai: State TV

Egyptian state TV cites a military source, saying six 'terrorists' have been arrested in Sinai Friday morning

Reuters , Friday 10 Aug 2012

An Egyptian military source stated on Friday that the Armed Forces had arrested six "terrorists" in Sinai after an attack on a police station in the area earlier this week which killed 16 border guards, state television reported.

Since Tuesday, Egypt has poured troops into North Sinai to clamp down on 'militants' in the Israeli border region. Army commanders said as many as 20 people it considered terrorists were killed in the offensive. 

Lawlessness has been growing in North Sinai, a region awash with guns and bristling with resentment against Cairo, since the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak in February last year.


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