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EGYPTIAN ARMY BEEF UP TROOP STRENGTH IN SINAI..TRIBAL LEADERS PLEDGE COOPERATION; LOCALS DISPUTE CLAIMS OF SUCCESSFUL AIR STRIKES AGAINST MILITANTS..ALLEGE RIGHTS ABUSES, LOOTING BY TROOPS

Egyptian APCs arrive for Sinai CTCOIN operations AFP August 11, 2012 EL-ARISH The Egyptian army massed troops and carried out arrests on Friday to quell increasingly deadly militants in the Sinai Peninsula close to the borders with Gaza and Israel.Egypt … Continue reading

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ISLAMIST GUNMEN KILL 16 EGYPTIAN SOLDIERS AND BORDER GUARDS, STEAL 2 ARMOURED VEHICLES

AFP 6 August, 2012 CAIRO: Gunmen on Sunday killed 16 guards in Egypt near the border with Israel before stealing two armoured vehicles and crossing into the Jewish state where one vehicle was destroyed by a helicopter. An Egyptian medical … Continue reading

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SEVEN OF THE WORLD’S TEN LONGEST-SERVING PRESIDENTS ARE AFRICANS

Longest-serving leaders MUAMMAR QADDAFI: 40 years, 6 months. Mr. Qaddafi seized power in a bloodless military coup in September 1969. Thanks to sitting on top of Africa’s largest proven oil reserves, he is used to throwing his weight around internationally, … Continue reading

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