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Six 'Terrorists" Reported Arrested In Sinai

Egyptian military trucks loaded with light tanks line up in el-Arish ahead of an operation to restore security in northern Sinai.
Egyptian military trucks loaded with light tanks line up in el-Arish ahead of an operation to restore security in northern Sinai.
Reports say the Egyptian armed forces arrested six "terrorists" in the Sinai region, where 16 border guards were killed in an attack earlier this week.

The state news agency, MENA, said the six were arrested during joint army and police patrols in North Sinai but did not say when.

Egypt has massed troops in North Sinai following Sunday's attack, the deadliest on Egypt's armed forces in decades.

Officials suspect the attack was carried out by Islamist militants.

The military said as many as 20 suspected militants have been killed since the attack.

Egypt's military presence in the Sinai Peninsula is limited under the terms of the 1979 peace treaty with Israel.

Analysts say the security situation in the area has deteriorated since the fall of former President Hosni Mubarak last year.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP
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by: Jake in Jerusalem from: Jerusalem, Israel
August 10, 2012 11:53
If terrorists are "terrorists" then Radio Free Europe is "radio" and "free". Can't you call a spade a spade? These are Islamic fanatics who murdered other Muslims while they were eating their Iftar meal, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. If you can't report the truth accurately on Egypt, you certainly won't be able to do so on Israel. Why should anyone ever believe anything said by pro-terrorist "journalists"???
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by: Jack from: US
August 10, 2012 14:33
"Jerusalem, Israel" No such thing. You are a Zionist Wahhabi NATO minion
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by: Jake in Jerusalem from: Jerusalem, Israel
August 11, 2012 18:21
Jack in the US: Jerusalem was the capital of a Jewish State about 3,000 years before George Washington was born and before anyone even thought of naming a capital city after him. Jerusalem is still the capital of the Jewish State. You can't say that there is no such thing... NB If you can't differentiate between a Zionist and a Wahabi, then perhaps you shouldn't be commenting on the Middle East.

by: Jack from: US
August 10, 2012 13:21
Soon Egypt will be free as Afghanistan of any US and Israeli occupiers. US government will get what it asked for

by: William from: Aragon
August 10, 2012 22:30
One man's terrorist is another man's insurgent is another man's freedom fighter. We need to be very clear what we are talking about. If somebody attacks the state (i.e. the government, military or judicial apparatus) then they are not terrorists.

The way I see it, If they attack the civilian population to sow no-confidence in the government, then they are terrorists. This group has not attacked the civilian population, so despite what the Egyptian government says, they are not terrorists.
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by: Jake in Jerusalem from: Jerusalem, Israel
August 11, 2012 18:35
William is correct that the Jihadis attacked Egyptian policemen first. However, they then carried their piles of prepared IED explosives and commandeered Egyptian armored vehicles crossing the border into Israel, very near Israeli CIVILIAN populations. Their ultimate targets were, as always, Jews and not Israelis, i.e. civilians and non-civilians alike. They are unquestionably terrorists. You didn't have to wait for those airliners to crash into those office buildings back on 9/11 and kill all those civilian office workers to recognize that those were terrorists from the start. People who cannot pull themselves to call terrorists terrorists have this unfortunate habit of being bitten by said terrorists. They certainly aren't "freedom fighters"; the last thing Jihadis seek is "freedom"!

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