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Revenge killings against Maghara and Mangam Youth Union sign of shift in militant operations to central Sinai? 40,000 families threatened by Arish Port development

Pushed out of south Bir al-Abd and facing tighter security measures in the east of the peninsula, Province of Sinai militants have been on the ropes in recent months.

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Egypt surrounds Sharm el-Sheikh resort with wire fence for protection from terrorists

Social media activists passed around a rumor in November 2019 that the Egyptian government was planning to build a 7-meter-high (23-feet-high) steel wall around the new administrative capital, which the state is building in eastern Cairo, but the government quickly denied this rumor. However, the state did end up setting up …

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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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Sinai editorial lands Egyptian journalist in hot water

In what free expression advocates described as another blow to press freedom in Egypt, the Supreme Council for Media Regulation imposed harsh penalties April 22 on the local Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper over op-eds calling for the independence of the Sinai Peninsula.

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