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The military takes over security in Port Said city after the police’s withdrawal yesterday from Port Said city, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, March 9, 2013. (REUTERS)


Egypt Fears Militia Takeover

Egypt Fears Militia Takeover

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat— Egypt’s Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya has begun to form “popular militias” to put an end to the security vacuum on the Egyptian street. In an official statement issued by the group, Al-Gama’a Al-Islamiyya pledged “not to stand idly by in...