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Egyptian army destroys tunnels, arrests suspected militants

Jan. 21, 2014 11:37 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 22, 2014 4:10 A.M.)
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- The Egyptian army on Tuesday destroyed four smuggling tunnels on the Gaza border in a new military campaign, security sources said.

The sources said that three tunnels were destroyed in the al-Shalafa area and a fourth in al-Duhniya area.

Egyptian forces also arrested three suspected militants who allegedly had grenades with them.

Army Apache helicopters destroyed two houses suspected of housing militant leaders along with seven motorcycles and a truck.

They also arrested a suspected militant in al-Sakaska village west of el-Arish and five people in Beir al-Abed.
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