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Official reveals Egypt receiving US supplies to destroy tunnels with Gaza

February 5, 2014 at 10:10 am

Spokesman of the Egyptian military forces Ahmed Ali has recognized that the US is helping the Egyptian army to destroy the tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.

Speaking to the Saudi based Al-Arabia TV channel, Ali said: “The United States supplied us with sets that helped us in discovering the tunnels and we are still using these sets until now.”

He affirmed that contacts between the two sides continue on a daily basis: “The military relationship between the Egyptian and American defence ministries is both strategic and historical.”

Explaining the reason why the US maintains good relations with Egypt, Ali said: “That refers to the importance of the strategic role that Egypt, as a pivotal and the biggest military power in the region, has been playing.”

The military spokesman also confirmed that there is cooperation between Egypt and Israel, adding that: “There are no neighbouring countries without a common [interest to cooperate in] protecting common borders. What is happening [in Egypt] is not just a threat to Egypt, but to the whole region.”