Sunday, May 24
Latest News
  1. Yemen president insists on rebel pullback for UN talks
  2. Libyans arrest 600 Europe-bound illegal migrants
  3. Syria regime helicopter comes down in Aleppo province
  4. Saudi Shiites refuse to be provoked by suicide bombing
  5. Fresh air strikes and ground fighting in Yemen
  6. Saudi identifies dead suicide bomber, confirms link to IS
  7. Burundi activists suspend govt talks after opposition figure murdered
  8. Report: Malaysia home minister says mass graves found
  9. UN: Iranian aid cargo boat for Yemen offloaded in Djibouti
  10. Commanders: Iraq forces attack IS east of Ramadi
  11. Leading 'No' figure concedes in Irish gay marriage vote
  12. Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen rebels in three cities
  13. Police: 3 killed by two grenades in Burundi capital
  14. Official: 39 dead in Mexico clash between police, armed civilians
  15. US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama
  16. Senate blocks bill that would end US bulk data dragnet
  17. Official: Turkey arrests French citizen bound for Syria
  18. Priest 'kidnapped in Homs' region of Syria
  19. Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen rebels in three cities
  20. Over 55,000 have fled IS-captured Ramadi since mid-May

Two die in smuggling tunnels after airstrike

Sept. 30, 2009 8:33 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 1, 2009 9:08 P.M.)
Gaza – Ma’an – Two Palestinians died as a result of a gas leak inside a smuggling tunnel along Gaza’s border with Egypt in the city of Rafah, medics said on Wednesday.

Medicals at Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital in Rafah said Muhammad Jalal Abu Sef, 45, and Riziq Al-Masri, 28, were dead when they arrived.

Thirteen others were injured as a result of the gas leak, which occurred after Israeli warplanes bombed the tunnels. It was not immediately clear if the gas leak was a direct result of the airstrikes.

Israeli warplanes launched three separate raids on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning. Two raids targeted the Rafah smuggling tunnels on the border with Egypt in the city of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

According to medical sources, six lightly Palestinians were treated at Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital in Rafah in direct connection with the airstrike.

Separately, Israeli helicopters launched a third strike on a group of Palestinian militants in an open area in the town of Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Israeli military sources claimed the attacks came after Palestinian military groups fired several homemade projectiles on the western Negev Desert on Tuesday. Furthermore, military sources explained that Palestinian militants have recently tried several times to target Israeli forces patrolling the border areaand plant explosive devices near the border fence.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015