Egyptian soldiers reportedly arrive in Syria

Egyptian soldiers reportedly arrive in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:40 A.M.) – A group of officers from the Egyptian Army traveled to the Syrian port-city of Tartous on Tuesday to train with Russia’s military advisors near the Islamic State’s front-lines.

According to several reports from local activists, the Egyptian officers were accompanied by Russian military personnel upon their arrival to Tartous on Tuesday.

The Egyptian, Russian and Syrian militaries have not confirmed these reports; however, if true, it could be an important step towards reconciliation.

Recently, the Egyptian and Syrian governments began their diplomatic rapprochement after the Morsi regime cutoff ties with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in 2012.

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cover-Soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards the al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo. Egyptian army and police forces have stepped up roadblocks in north Sinai in a hunt for militant Islamists  a security source had said .