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There is allegedly sound cooperation on intelligence between Egypt and Israel, intent on fighting Islamic terrorism operating so close to their borders.
"Anyone sponsoring terrorism will be punished no matter where they are," says Military spokesman; Egyptian air force cooperating with Libyan National Army.
While Jordan’s attacks on Islamic State after the horrific murder of its pilot were met with understanding from the West, Egypt received no such support.
By ZVI MAZEL
According to a senior security official Sisi told the meeting that he wanted more progress and that within six months he "didn't want to hear about any terrorism in Sinai."
“It seems bombs have become a daily routine to the extent that they have a special hashtag now,” tweeted one user.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Throughout Egypt, police stations, government buildings, power lines and other strategic facilities are targeted by explosive devices.
Egypt's government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy handed security tactics.
Kuwaiti paper quotes Egyptian security officials as saying that nine suspects had been arrested while trying to infiltrate into Egypt from Libya.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
In many cases, Amnesty said, residents were not given any official warning at all and heard from the media that they had 48 hours to leave their homes.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
In an e-mailed statement, the Brotherhood called the attacks a "massacre" and offered condolences to the victims' families.
In a televised speech to the nation, Sisi, who sat alongside his top generals and security advisors, lashed out at “foreign powers who are trying to break Egypt’s back.”
Dozens more were wounded by a car bomb that targeted a Sinai checkpoint near the border with the Gaza Strip.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
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