Bin Laden's doctor and chemical expert found in Sinai: Egyptian Security official

Ahram Online, Tuesday 16 Aug 2011

Raids targeting militants in Sinai reveal the presence of Al-Qaeda's chemical weapons expert and Bin Laden's personal physician, Ramzy Moafy, who had escaped from a Cairo prison

According to CNN, sources have revealed that Ramzy Moafy, Osama Bin Laden’s physician, has reappeared in Egypt’s North Sinai amidst a security raid in the area targeting terrorist cells.

State Security General Yasser Attia told CNN that Moafy had escaped from a Cairo prison on 30 January during Egypt’s 18-day revolt.

The 59-year-old Moafy is said to have been the personal physician of Al-Qaeda’s former leader, Bin Laden. He is also known to be one of the organisation’s chemical weapons experts.

Attia told CNN that Moafy is believed to have contacted several terrorist organisations in Sinai, including members of El-Takfeer wal-Hijra and the Palestinian Islamic Army.  

Egyptian troops and policemen battled with gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula on Monday, killing one person and arresting 16 others.

The fighting came as the security forces launched raids to hunt down Islamist militants suspected of attacking a gas pipeline to Israel on five occasions this year and police stations.

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