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Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack
AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | 7/19/14 | Jay Deshmukh

Posted on 07/19/2014 1:24:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's military said militants firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guards checkpoint Saturday, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.

The attack in a desert area 630 kilometres (390 miles) west of Cairo left four soldiers wounded, the military said in a statement, blaming "terrorists".

It said a rocket propelled grenade fired by the militants set off an explosion in an ammunition depot at the El-Farafrah post, killing the soldiers.

Militants have stepped up attacks on the security forces since Morsi was toppled in July 2013 as the army struggles to quell an Islamist insurgency that has killed scores of soldiers and police, mainly in the Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Egypt; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; egypt; gaza; hamas; iran; israel; israelhamas; lebanon; libya; russia; sinai; syria; waronterror
Islamists sure know how to make friends and influence people.
1 posted on 07/19/2014 1:24:41 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: SJackson

Ping!


2 posted on 07/19/2014 1:25:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Was this the group Obama supported?


3 posted on 07/19/2014 1:26:34 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

Article doesn’t specify. Seems a bit far from Gaza for the Hamasholes, but it could be another Muslim Brotherhood-related group.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: dalebert

“Was this the group Obama supported?”

He supported the Islamic Brotherhood and Hamas. They are brother organizations. The Egyptians are fighting the Brotherhood in Egypt and Hamas at the crossings. But there’s a lot of intermix as the Brotherhood runs Hamas’ logistics in Egypt. It is unlikely to be a third organization as it requires logistics and contacts to operate in either Egypt or Gaza.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 1:30:59 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: dalebert
Was this the group Obama supported?

I believe one and the same.

6 posted on 07/19/2014 1:31:06 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This attack in Western Egypt has more to do with the jihadists backed by 0bama in Libya.


7 posted on 07/19/2014 1:37:48 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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8 posted on 07/19/2014 1:57:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Slings and Arrows
It said a rocket propelled grenade fired by the militants set off an explosion in an ammunition depot at the El-Farafrah post, killing the soldiers.

It's good to have spare ammo close by. But not too close.

9 posted on 07/19/2014 2:02:22 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei
It's good to have spare ammo close by. But not too close.

The residents of Halifax, NS, would agree with you.

10 posted on 07/19/2014 2:03:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Yeah, that should bring the Egyptians around to the Hamas view.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3182501/posts

> American Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro indicated Saturday night.


11 posted on 07/19/2014 2:14:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Slings and Arrows

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_City_disaster


12 posted on 07/19/2014 2:20:42 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Was it because of a video? At this point, what does it really matter!


13 posted on 07/19/2014 2:30:33 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Zhang Fei

I’ll see your Texas City Disaster, and raise you...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_Explosion


14 posted on 07/19/2014 2:38:31 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Link goes to a different story.


15 posted on 07/19/2014 2:39:10 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I didn’t include the title with the link, just a clip of the story where that link does indeed lead.


16 posted on 07/19/2014 3:09:16 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh, I misread the excerpt - I thought it said that Shapiro had been *indicted*, and I was trying to find by whom and for what. Thanks for clearing that up.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 3:17:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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