December 5, 2013

Al-Qaeda Emerges Among Egypt's Turmoil

Mohannad Sabry, Al Monitor

The Associated Press

During the last week of August, I spent a few nights in the villages of the northern Sinai Peninsula where Islamist militants have been hiding and operating since the January 25 Revolution. It was a pitch-black night when I drove around with a tribal kingpin; he took back roads, drove slowly, turned off his headlights and clearly knew the consequences of being spotted by a military checkpoint.

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TAGGED: Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Al-Qaeda

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