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Egypt destroys 5 new tunnels under Gaza border

The Egyptian army has announced the destruction of five new tunnels under the border with the Gaza Strip.

A security official told the German news agency that as part of the military campaign carried out by the army in the Sinai Peninsula, the Corps of Engineers and border guards detected five new tunnels in the Saladin, Al-Habashi and Al-Dehainah areas. The order to destroy all five of the tunnels was carried out on Thursday.

The official added that during the campaign, in which all units of the Second Army took part, villages south of Sheikh Zuwaid, Rafah and El-Arish were attacked, after the army had cut communications and cell phone networks in Sinai. Military operations are currently underway in those villages; no results have been announced. He affirmed that the army will continue its military campaign in the Sinai until it is “free of terrorism”.

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