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      Archive: 11/5/2012

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        11/5/2012, Cheshvan 20, 5773

      Egyptian Army Denies Sinai a Closed Military Zone

      An Egyptian military spokesman denied, Monday, reports in Arab and international media that it had been decided to declare the Sinai Peninsula a closed military zone.

      Sky News in Arabic reported, Sunday, that the decision was reached because of the deterioration in the area's security. Egyptian media reported that Defense Minister Abdel Fattah As-Sisi abruptly cut off a visit to Sinai after President Mohammed Morsi ordered him back to Cairo.