Following a terrorist RPG attack on a container ship in the Suez Canal, authorities in Egypt are tightening security and limiting ferry traffic on the canal. The Al Furqan terrorist group released a communiqué following the attack that claimed the canal “has become a safe passageway for the Crusader aircraft carriers to strike the Muslims, and it is the artery of the commerce of the nations of disbelief and tyranny.” The same tired language for another group of AQ wannabes.
Authorities take further measures in Suez clamp down
Cairo: In further crackdowns along the key waterway all fishing has been banned in the Suez Canal while the majority of ferries transiting the canal have also been put on hold. A total of 36 ferries have been told they cannot continue to use the canal for the time being as fears persist over terrorist group al Furqan’s determination to continue its attacks on ships transiting the throughfare.
Despite the increased concern about security along the canal, the number of ships continues to be robust with 66 ships passing through yesterday alone. [11/09/13]