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Egypt to try 200 suspected of terrorist attacks

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 10, 2014 at 11:11 a.m.

— Egypt's chief prosecutor's office says it has charged 200 suspected militants with carrying out terrorist attacks that killed 40 policeman and 15 civilians, and of conspiring with al-Qaida and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in one of the country's largest terrorism-related cases.

The Saturday statement said the defendants, 98 of whom remain on the run, belong to the al-Qaida-inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group, or Champions of Jerusalem, which has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks that picked up following the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last summer. Officials accuse Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the violence, a charge the group denies.

The prosecutors accuse the defendants of carrying out 51 attacks, and receiving training with Hamas in Gaza, and in Syria.

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