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Egypt Sentences 26 to Death for Alleged Suez Terror Plot

A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, March 10, 2013. A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, March 10, 2013.
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A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, March 10, 2013.
A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, March 10, 2013.
VOA News
An Egyptian court has sentenced 26 people to death for allegedly plotting to attack ships passing through the Suez Canal.

The court issued the sentence Wednesday after trying the defendants in absentia.

Prosecutors said the suspects formed a terrorist group to carry out the attacks.

The canal in northeastern Egypt connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.

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