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April 6, 2016 8:55 am

Report: Obama Considering Withdrawal of Troops From Sinai Over ISIS Threat

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US President Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza.

US President Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza.

The Obama administration is considering pulling troops out of a base in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in part due to the growing threat from ISIS and other militants, CNN has learned.

The US is mulling moving some US and international troops into southern portions of Sinai. They are discussing the possibility with Egypt and Israel, which signed a peace treaty in 1979 that the Multinational Force and Observers mission monitors compliance with. Some 700 US troops are currently part of the mission.

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