On March 7, the Egyptian military announced that it had eliminated 9 cross-border tunnels in North Sinai. The tunnels had been used by “terrorists” for inflitrations and smuggling of weapons, ammunition and explosive devices.
Army spokesman Tamer al-Refai provided no details regarding the location of the eliminated tunnels, but most likely the were located on the border with the Gaza Strip. This area is well-known for being full of underground tunnels and facilities used by smugglers and members of local armed groups.
According to the military, government forces also eliminated 2 vehicles and seized over 40 bombs as well as materials for creation of IEDs during the recent operations across the province.
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