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Coronavirus in Sinai: Fear and negligence as cases rise. Governor: ‘Expected and not disturbing’

June 22, 2020 – Residents of North Sinai have been living in anxiety over the past few weeks as there was a sudden surge in the number of positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) recorded in the governorate’s two biggest cities: Arish and Bir al-Abd. The anxiety has been …

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Tribes become more involved in anti-terrorism operations in Sinai Peninsula

With the assistance of a large number of local tribal members fighting alongside the Egyptian army, Egyptian authorities have expanded their coordination with the tribes when confronting armed organizations in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Why is Egypt building more walls around Gaza?

Egyptian army spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said May 4 that Egypt has destroyed more than 3,000 tunnels leading to the Gaza Strip since 2015, noting that these tunnels have posed a threat to the Egyptian national security, as they were used for the infiltration of terrorists and the smuggling of arms, ammunition, …

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