EGYPT: ADDITIONAL UNREST

Created: 10/9/1981

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EGYPT: Additional Unrest

attacks yeeterday by Islamic fundax.^ntaliets onstations in the torn of Asyut suggest that Viaes government uillontinuing challenge 're-

WW^^KBfM "that several policemen

the attacks. The terrorists reportedly

securit

Jicgroup that was linked to the assassins of President Sadat. Additional

'e been sent from Cairo to Asyut.

Asyutraditional center of fundamentalist strength and has often been the scene of Muslim-Coptic clashes in the past. Cairo and Alexandria remain calm, and Egyptian security forces are .nobillzing to prevent any outbreaks of violence in the capital during the f'jr.eral tomorrow.

The violence in Aeyut indicates that the regime has failed to neutralize the clandestine Islamic fringe,recent arrests of Takfir members. The government appears to have underestimated the strength of theopposition and additional terrorist attacks seem likely.

Nonetheless, there is no indication thathave gained extenaive popular backingundermined the loyalty of significant elementsmilitary. Although Libyan media continue to callpopular uprising against Moubarek, most Egyptianshave accepted the legitimacy of the newlargeat Ialamic organization, the Muslimhas decided toalt-and-aaethe Moubarek" "1

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Saudi leaders, although saddened by Sadat's death, apparently will not send any official message of condo-lenceepresentative to the funeral.

ATTENDANCE AT THE SADAT FUNERAL

ThetJ Jignitunc* njmcil mi 'ji ig hejii (uncril delegation* includes

luTCig" Minwer Omilrga

f>cmii> Prime Miniatcr Anihony

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King Bauduvia

Foreign Minuter Not tomb

BraiB

Jo.ni Chicfi of Sufi Member Werner CirtarU

Go*cC<ncril Schreyer

Vice Premier Ji

Denmark

Prince Hcnrick Foreignn

Prince Caul

iner Van Der Siorl

Crown Priaee Hi'aid Prime Minister Brundiltnd

Deputy Prime Minister Bu Sard

AuembJy Spate. General Earn SptJ.

Foreign Miniittr Pare* Uorc*

Nimciri

MiiiernnrJ Foreign Minuter Cheysson

Princeu Christina Prime Minuter Falkfin

Miniittr of Htirgiori Prawiniregara Israel

Prima Miiuin Begin

Harr

President Penini Foreign Minuter Colombo

IMHil Prion Charkti Lord Ci- i

Uragjw?

Foreignici

West I

fra-JeiH Carries.

t* -J.

Foreign Minuter Genscher

Minister Sonoda

Riyadh will express its re-tivate channel!

V? United ^araga of the assassina-tion to brief factual statements except for one svmoa-

n^KlH,edlt?flal innglish-languacjablXth* "lava of the leadership, it credited Sadat with doing 'all that was humanly poasiblc

thac neby the US and

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