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Seven Egypt security force hostages freed in Sinai
« on: May 22, 2013, 04:32:40 AM »
Via the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22620948

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Seven members of the Egyptian security forces abducted in the Sinai peninsula have been freed, officials say.

The men were seized while travelling in minibuses in northern Sinai, east of the city of El Arish.

On his Facebook page, the army's official spokesman said the release was due to "the efforts of military intelligence" and local tribal elders.

The peninsula has become increasingly lawless since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011.

Army spokesman Col Ahmed Ali said the seven men were on their way to Cairo.

Egyptian troops had launched a sweep of north Sinai on Tuesday.

On Monday, President Mohammed Morsi had ruled out negotiating with the captors, saying there was "no room for dialogue with the criminals".

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Been watching this story closely. It racked up the tension fast.
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Re: Seven Egypt security force hostages freed in Sinai
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 04:43:54 AM »
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