Friday, 12 November 2010

Egypt tips off Israel about Islamist extremist in Gaza

Egyptian intelligence tipped off Israel about an Islamist extremist in Gaza in a rare sign of intelligence co-operation between the two countries because Egypt feared the man was about to mount attacks in the Sinai, according to Time Magazine.

Mohammed Namnam, 37, a senior member of the Army of Islam, was killed when his car exploded outside a police station in Gaza City over a week ago.

According to Time, Egyptian intelligence gleaned news of the plot from Army of Islam operatives captured earlier in the Sinai. Egyptian security forces work to interdict arms and explosives on smuggling routes that run across the vast expanse from Sudan to Gaza.

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