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Egypt: No US troops in Sinai as part of ceasefire
November 24, 2012 17:45

Egyptian military spokesman Mohamed Ahmed Ali on Saturday denied a report that US forces would be deployed in Sinai as part of the ceasefire agreement signed earlier this week between Israel and Hamas, according to Egypt Independent.

“The armed forces confirms entrenched Egyptian national security policies to preserve its sovereignty. It doesn’t accept the presence of foreign forces on its land,” Ali reportedly posted to his Facebook page.

He added that the only foreign forces based in Sinai are multinational ones, which have been located there since Israel's withdrawal from the Peninsula in 1982 in accordance with the peace treaty with Egypt.

The report also was denied by Egyptian military attache in Washington, Major General Mohamed al-Keshki.

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