23 Aug '13, 10pm

Very troubling new statements from al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya in Sinai. @Nervana_1 @ZLGold

In a statement posted to Facebook today, Egyptian army spokesman Ahmed Ali announced that recent operations by Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula have led to the deaths of 78 militants. Thirty-two of those killed were said to be non-Egyptians. Ali stated that in addition to the 78 killed, another 203 have been arrested. Authorities have also successfully destroyed over 340 smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza, the spokesman claimed. Ali's statement did not provide much detail regarding the claim that some of those arrested, killed, or injured were non-Egyptians. Reports over the past year have suggested that foreign jihadists with ties to Yemen, Somalia , Algeria, Libya , and Afghanistan, and other countries , are operating in the Sinai Peninsula. Ali's comments were issued about two weeks after he said that Egyptian security forces had killed 60 militants...

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