Egypt reports progress in truce talks with Hamas

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January 11, 2009 23:06




Egypt's state-owned news agency on Sunday reported progress in talks with a Hamas delegation on an end to fighting in Gaza. The Middle East News Agency quoted an unnamed Egyptian official as saying talks Sunday between the nation's intelligence chief Omar Suleiman and a Hamas delegation were "positive." It said the Hamas delegation agreed on the need to stop fighting as soon as possible. Two of Hamas' Syria-based leaders and three officials from Gaza participated in the talks. MENA said the talks would resume Monday.


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