Tuesday, July 07
Latest News
  1. EU: Eurozone stability 'not in question' after Greek vote
  2. Turkey summons commanders to discuss Syria intervention
  3. World powers begin talks to seal Iran nuclear deal
  4. Syria army enters last rebel bastion by Lebanon border
  5. Egypt looks set to approve disputed anti-terror law
  6. Fighting grips Yemen's Aden as UN envoy presses truce bid
  7. Kuwait mulls charging more than 40 over mosque bomb
  8. Sousse governor among officials fired over Tunisia attack
  9. Polling opens in crucial Greece bailout referendum
  10. Greece will decide its own 'destiny' says PM Tsipras
  11. Police, witness: Suicide bomber kills five in NE Nigeria church
  12. Clinton: China 'trying to hack into everything'
  13. Airstrikes hit multiple IS targets in Syria stronghold
  14. Tunisia declares state of emergency after beach attack
  15. Ministers back to Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal push
  16. Lawyer: 2 London teens have married IS group fighters
  17. Saudi-led air strike on Yemen rebel bastion 'kills 23'
  18. IAEA: Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015
  19. FM: Iran will help meet 'common challenges' like extremism
  20. Greece PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'

Egypt: 794 Gaza tunnels destroyed so far this year

Oct. 5, 2013 12:48 P.M. (Updated: Oct. 6, 2013 5:23 P.M.)
CAIRO (Ma’an) -- Egyptian forces have demolished 1,055 smuggling tunnels under the borders with the Gaza Strip since January 2011, according to the commander of the Egyptian border guard forces.

Maj. Gen. Ahmad Ibrahim highlighted that 794 tunnels were destroyed in 2013.

Speaking to a Ma'an in el-Arish, Ibrahim said military engineering services and military intelligence of the Egyptian army started to design detection systems to be installed along the land borders in northeast Sinai and off the coast.

These systems, he said, will use modern technologies to detect smuggling tunnels so the army can destroy them.

Ibrahim applauded the Sinai tribes for cooperating with the army in its efforts to fight militant groups in the area. He added that the Egyptian authorities started to collect information about residents whose homes sustained damage during the latest crackdown against Jihadists in Rafah in order to compensate them.

Additionally, the army plans to create a “safe zone” in Rafah through which the Egyptian border guards will be able to effectively monitor and secure border areas.

"Minister of Defense Abdul-Fattah Sisi has given orders to reimburse residents whose homes sustained damage, or will be used for the purpose of creating a safe zone, either by paying them in cash or giving them new houses in modern neighborhoods," according to the commander.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015