Egyptian military commentator, Hossam Sweilam, a retired Egyptian army general, told Al-Arabiya Thursday that the army had completed its planned concentration of forces in Sinai. According to Sweilam, 30,000 troops are currently stationed in the peninsula.
He added that the Egyptian army had arrested a squad of senior terrorists, including an assistant to the former doctor of Osama bin Laden. He said that since the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, approximately 600 Hamas soldiers have come through tunnels from Gaza into Sinai. (Roi Kais)