Monday, August 12, 2013

Israel Launches First Deadly Drone Strike Within Egypt’s Borders

By Sarah Lazare
Common Dreams
August 11, 2013

In what is believed to be Israel’s first drone strike in Egypt’s borders, Israeli Air Force drones fired missiles on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula Friday, killing at least five people, Egyptian authorities report.

Israel reportedly collaborated with Egyptian military and intelligence on the attack, as Egyptian military and police forces escalate deadly attacks in the Sinai.

Egyptian officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, claimed that the people killed were suspected militants, but these reports could not be verified.

Israel’s military has so far refused to acknowledge the attack, though one anonymous Israeli source told Haaretz, “We are aware of increased activity of the Egyptian military against terrorism across Sinai.”

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