Egyptian forces in Sinai
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Report: Egypt on high alert in Sinai

Cairo's forces in peninsula on high alert fearing Salafi radicals will execute terror attack following hit on Gaza operative

Security sources in Sinai said Monday that Egypt has placed its forces in the peninsula on high alert.


Cairo reportedly fears that Sinai's terror groups would attempt to execute a terror attack against Israel following the elimination of one of the leaders of a radical Salafi group in an IAF strike on Gaza, Saturday.


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According to a report in the Palestinian news agency Maan, the Jihad groups in Sinai – especially al-Tawhid wal-Jihad Ansar Beit el-Makdas – may seek to retaliate from within Egyptian soil, or by sending car bombs to explode near Egyptian military posts in northern Sinai.


Egyptian sources told the agency that Cairo's security forces have been given intelligence indicating that such retaliation – especially one targeting Egyptian posts – may be possible within the next few days.


Jonathan Gonen contributed to this report



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פרסום ראשון: 10.15.12, 09:41
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