Al Qaida is taking advantage of the opportunity to move in.
(JPost) — Over 400 al-Qaida members have made their way into the Sinai Peninsula, a senior Egyptian security official told the Al-Hayyat satellite television station on Monday.
Egyptian security officials were pursuing the terrorists, who are composed of Palestinians, Beduins and foreign Arab citizens, according to the report. The group was reportedly planning to carry out terror attacks in Egypt, the official said.
Additionally, the terrorists carried out “a number of attacks against [Egyptian]security forces in the Sinai city of El Arish,” the official told Al-Hayyat.