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        10/12/2012, Tishrei 26, 5773

      Senior Egyptian Islamist: Don't Disarm Sinai Groups


      Mohamed Al-Zawahiri, brother of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahiri, who is considered a senior Islamic figure in Egypt, said, Thursday, that the disarming of jihadist groups in the Sinai Peninsula would have a negative effect on security in the area.

      Interviewed by Ash-Sharq Il-Awsat, he said he would only support such a move if it also applied to area weapons and drug smugglers, as well as crime gangs base in the region.