Military forces stepped up in Sinai's Al-Arish in wake of fresh attacks
[Al Ahram] In a report published Thursday by pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, a military source in North Sinai claimed that well-planned attacks are being carried out in North Sinai against senior officers who have been leading a campaign against jihadist elements in the peninsula.
On Tuesday, the inspector of general security in North Sinai was shot in Al-Arish, sustaining injuries to his jaw and arm.
The source further stated that there is proof to link the perpetrators of Saturday's attack that killed three coppers and the group that targeted the security head Tuesday.
Late Wednesday, an Egyptian military official announced that a new set of military personnel and apparatus reached Al-Arish, MENA news service reported.
The source stated that it was part of an attempt to assist the police forces in their "intensive campaign against terrorism" that for the past several months has targetted police forces in the peninsula, MENA reports.
Posted by: Fred 2012-11-09