DEBKAfile - AQ run the Egyptian security forces out of the Sinai
: "The Egyptian army has called off its hunt for al Qaeda cell members in Sinai following the deaths of its two commanders, Maj. Gen Mahmoud Adel and Lt. Col. Omar Abdel-Moneim.
They were killed Wednesday, Aug. 24 in one of the four bomb traps al Qaeda laid last week on the trail ascending Jebel Hillal in central Sinai. Three more Egyptian troops were killed and three armored carries set ablaze by terrorists. At the end of the disastrous week, our sources report, Egypt withdrew all its military strength from central Sinai to reorganize for a fresh offensive."