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Sinai tribes hunt Islamic State bomb makers

Sinai tribes join the hunt for IS explosives engineers, potentially depriving the terrorist group of its last technique in its fight against the Egyptian army.
An Egyptian member of the armed forces patrols outside al-Maza military airport on Jan. 30, 2015, in the capital, Cairo.

CAIRO — An association of Sinai tribes allied with the Egyptian army is hunting down the explosives experts of the Islamic State (IS) branch in this Egyptian territory, which will potentially weaken the branch even more and deprive it of its last survival technique.

IS has resorted to planting explosives on roads used by Egyptian army troops and policemen fighting them in northern and central Sinai.

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