UPDATE: BBC 16 March 2012 Last updated at 14:07 ET Bedouin in Egypt’s Sinai ‘end siege of monitor camp’
The Bedouin, who surrounded the camp belonging to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), reportedly reached an understanding with the authorities. Officials have been given a month to release several jailed tribesmen, some of them convicted of terrorism charges.
Yesterday’s initial reports that a group of armed Bedouin had surrounded an installation of the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) in Egypt’s northern Sinai desert are true. North Camp, the largest of the MFO installations, has been surrounded by about 300 armed Bedouin tribesmen demanding the release, from Egyptian custody, of five of their fellow tribesmen.