25 November 2012

Egypt: Country Denies Plans to Deploy U.S Troops in Sinai

The Egyptian Armed Forces denied Israeli news reports about plans to deploy US forces in Sinai as part of a ceasefire agreement reached between Palestinian movement Hamas and Israel.

On Facebook, Armed Forces spokesman Colonel Ahmed Ali said the Armed Forces would never accept the presence of foreign bases on Egyptian soil.

The only foreign forces present in Egypt are the Multinational Force and Observers, comprising elements from 13 countries, working since the Israeli withdrawal from Sinai in 1982 to ensure that both sides comply with the peace agreement, Ali said.

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