Israel approves two Egyptian battalions for Sinai

Israel has given Egypt the go-ahead to deploy two battalions to the Sinai.

Israel approves two Egyptian battalions for Sinai

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Israel has given Egypt the go-ahead to deploy two battalions to the Sinai to tackle armed groups in the sensitive region where deployments are restricted by treaty, Israeli army radio reported.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon gave his approval to a request from the Egyptian army to station one battalion at El-Arish in the north of the peninsula and one at Sharm al-Sheikh in the south, the radio said.

Israel already gave its backing earlier this month to Egypt's deployment of a first batch of troop reinforcements to the Sinai, where deployments are restricted under the terms of the 1979 peace treaty between the two neighbors.

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