Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

1 January 2014

Egypt: Army - 10 Suspects Arrested in North Sinai Crackdown

Egypt's army has arrested 10 suspects in a crackdown it launched on several areas in North Sinai, an armed forces spokesman said.

The arrestees are suspected of involvement in acts of violence in the Sinai Peninsula.

Army and police forces have sweeped Abu Taweela, Hammadeen and Kabr Omeir areas as part of their operations to restore peace to North Sinai, said spokesman Colonel Ahmed Mohamed Ali.

The army, in cooperation with the police, has launched a series of crackdowns in Sinai to arrest radicals following their escalating violence against security forces since former President Mohamed Mursi was deposed last July.

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