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Life returns to shores of northern Sinai Peninsula

The northern Sinai governorate has opened the beach in Sheikh Zuweid for residents to vacation and picnic for the first time in more than eight years after terrorist operations and the army’s military response to them.
A picture taken on July 11, 2013, shows a deserted beach resort near Nuwaiba on the east coast of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

CAIRO — For the first time in eight years following the terrorist attacks that rocked that area and the Egyptian army’s military response, the governorate in northern Sinai decided on July 11 to open the beach in the city of Sheikh Zuweid to residents, allowing access for picnics and leisure activities and prompting scores of vacationers to flock to the shore during the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Terrorism has been rampant in northern Sinai since the departure from power of the Muslim Brotherhood on June 30, 2013, after massive demonstrations against former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, pushing the army to intervene and remove him from power.

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