Egyptian armored force responds to SOS from MFO Sinai base

An Egyptian company and-a-half of infantry troops with 11 armored personnel carriers reached the multinational force camp in northern Sinai attacked by scores of al Qaeda-linked Bedouin Islamists Friday night, responding to an urgent call from the camp commander. DEBKAfile: The attack found at the MFO base a battalion of Colombian troops and hundreds of American officers, soldiers, airmen and military advisers. A high alert has been declared at all MFO facilities in Sinai including the Sharm e-Sheikh headquarters.

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