US sends 75 extra troops to Sinai Peninsula

An Egyptian army vehicle patrols along the border with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip in the divided border town of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula on November 4, 2014Washington is sending 75 extra troops to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to increase the safety of US forces there following a roadside bomb attack last week, the Pentagon said Thursday. The bombing injured six international peacekeepers, including four Americans, who are in the region as part of a force that monitors a 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said the deployment had been planned before the attack.

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