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Egypt plans to resettle millions in Sinai amid anti-terrorism operations

Egypt announced a plan to attract 3 million Egyptians with the aim of resettling them in the Sinai Peninsula, as part of a more comprehensive plan to reconstruct Sinai and fight terrorism.
A group of hikers led by Egyptian Bedouin female guides walk in Wadi el-Sahu in the southern Sinai governorate, March 29, 2019.

CAIRO — The Egyptian army has yet to officially announce the end of the anti-terrorism operation it launched in the Sinai Peninsula in 2018. But the expansion of development projects in Sinai with the aim of resettling a large number of residents is a sign that the government is signaling the beginning of a return to normalcy and a reduction of the threat from terrorists.

The development sector in the northern Sinai governorate revealed June 10 that the state has spent 4 billion Egyptian pounds (about $255 million) since 2014 on  projects in the governorate.

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