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U.S. checks Egypts high security prisons for terrorist escapes

The Washington Times is reporting that the U.S. intelligence community is closely monitoring the state of Egypt‘s highest security prisons, trying to track dozens of senior members of al Qaeda, the Islamic Group and Egyptian Islamic Jihad to find out whether any have escaped and where they have gone.

According to the report, Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg told The Washington Times on Thursday, “Yes, we are monitoring this,” when asked about reports of breakouts from Egyptian prisons since the Jan. 25 uprisings began in Cairo and Alexandria.

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