Egypt: 200 suspected of terrorists to face trail; some recived training from Hamas
Egypt's chief prosecutor's office says it has charged 200 suspected militants with carrying out terrorist attacks that killed 40 policeman and 15 civilians, and of conspiring with al-Qaeda and Hamas in one of the country's largest terrorism-related cases.


The Saturday statement said the defendants, 98 of whom remain on the run, belong to the al-Qaida-inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group which has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks. The prosecutors accuse the defendants of carrying out 51 attacks, and receiving training with Hamas in Gaza, and in Syria.