FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, army trucks carry Egyptian military tanks in El Arish, Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula. In Egypt's restive Sinai, Bedouin leaders are pushing to take matters ... more 
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2012 file photo, army trucks carry Egyptian military tanks in El Arish, Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula. In Egypt's restive Sinai, Bedouin leaders are pushing to take matters in their own hands and urging the government to arm their tribesmen to help keep security in the peninsula, where the state is struggling to rein in rampant lawlessness and uproot Islamic militants who have attacked Egyptian troops and neighboring Israel. But the proposal, which the government says it is considering, raises fears that the Bedouin could become a new militia, only adding to the turmoil in the peninsula. (AP Photo, File) less 
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