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Egypt destroys 3 tunnels in Gaza

Egyptian army destroyed three tunnels between Egypt and Gaza.

16.07.2013
Egypt destroys 3 tunnels in Gaza

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Egyptian army destroyed three tunnels between Egypt and Gaza on Monday.

Army has not issued any official statement so far, while a security official in Rafah, which is Gaza's only gateway to the outside world that is not controlled by Israel, said, "more tunnels will be destroyed to stop threats of rising smuggling." 

Underground tunnels, a major commercial artery between Gaza and Egypt, are being used to carry food, fuel and construction materials into Gaza.

Egypt has launched a security crackdown in Sinai in the run up to mass protests that led to the army's removal of elected president Mohamed Morsi.

The Egyptian army has destroyed a number of underground tunnels with Gaza borders.

Underground tunnels are a lifeline for the Palestinians living in Gaza, which has been under an Israeli blockade since 2006.

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