Egypt security forces plan crackdown on Israel gas pipeline saboteurs

14.08.2011                      14.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Egypt security forces plan crackdown on Israel gas pipeline saboteurs

Armored vehicles, tanks, armed security personnel arrive in Sinai, witnesses say; security measures increased near Suez Canal.

Security forces in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula are planning to launch an operation to apprehend those behind a series of attacks in the northern town of el-Arish and stations that export gas to Israel.
Witnesses in el-Arish said they saw armored vehicles, tanks and armed security personnel arriving in Sinai on Friday. Some said there were increased security measures implemented near the Suez Canal. There was disruption to canal traffic, according to Egyptian authorities….