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Egypt cracks down on armed group in Sinai

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Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of al-Arish hospital where bodies of Egyptian soldiers lie, after a deadly attack on them on Sunday, 6 August 2012
Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of al-Arish hospital where bodies of Egyptian soldiers lie, after a deadly attack on them on Sunday, 6 August 2012 Reuters/Stringer
By: Rosslyn Hyams
7 min

Egyptian helicopter gunships have fired on armed fighters in northern Sinai killing 20 people after six rebels escaped over the border to Israel, killing 16 Egyptian border guards, last weekend. Nadim Shehadi, a leading Middle East specialist at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London to discusses the implications of the recent trouble in Sinai.

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