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Three Decades in, Pressure High for Sinai's Peacekeepers

They half-joke that they are "smoke detectors," installed in Sinai after Egypt's 1979 peace deal with Israel as insurance against any future flare-ups. More than three war-free decades on, the U.S.-led peacekeepers are feeling the heat. An Islamist insurgency in the desert peninsula has claimed casualties among the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), requiring new and often cumbersome precautions. And while participating countries do not say so...

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