'New York Times': Egypt, US increasing talks on security

August 12, 2012 05:29

The United States and Egypt are discussing a variety of options in order to confront security concerns in the Sinai Peninsula, following Sunday's terror attack on Egyptian border guards that killed 16, The New York Times reported Saturday.

According to the report, the Pentagon is mulling over a package of assistance for sharing intelligence with Egypt's military and police in Sinai. Options include intercepts of cellphone or radio conversations of terrorists suspected of plotting attacks and overhead imagery provided by aircraft or satellites, the officials said, according to the Times.

"We continue to discuss ways of increasing and improving the Egyptians’ situational awareness in the Sinai,” the Times quoted a Pentagon official as saying.  

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