Egypt destroys three tunnels between Sinai and Gaza

The army has launched a major offensive against militant groups in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt destroys three tunnels between Sinai and Gaza

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Egyptian army announced on Monday that its military had destroyed three tunnels on the border with the Gaza Strip, killing eleven fighters in the process.

"Army troops raided terrorists' hideouts in Northern Sinai, killing 11 terrorists in the ensuing clashes," spokesman Mohamed Samir wrote on his official Facebook page.

He said the army destroyed three vehicles and eight motorbikes used by the militants.

"Three tunnels on the border with the Gaza Strip have also been destroyed," added the army spokesman.

The army has launched a major offensive against militant groups said to be based in the Sinai Peninsula, which shares borders with both Israel and the Gaza Strip.

The region has seen a spate of attacks by unknown gunmen since last summer's ouster of elected president Mohamed Morsi by the army.

Last Mod: 04 Ağustos 2014, 10:04
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