Egyptian Military Claims Destroy Tunnel on the Border with Gaza

Soldiers in military vehicles proceed towards the al-Jura district in El-Arish city from Sheikh Zuwaid, around 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo May 21, 2013. Egyptian army and police forces stepped up roadblocks in north Sinai in a hunt for militant Islamists who kidnapped seven security officers last week, a security source said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Stringer (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) - RTXZVMX – Egyptian Military Forces are reported to have killed three militants in the Sinai and destroyed a tunnel in Rafah, the Gaza Border.

Reported from Al Arabiya, Thursday (5/7/2018), This is done Egypt as part of a campaign against terrorists in the region.

In the same report, Egypt claims that 35 soldiers were killed and 200 terrorist suspects have also been killed since their “Sinai 2018” operation.

The report also said the last few days, Egyptian military assault also killed three militants in the region.

“The operations carried out in the past few days have killed three takfiri,” the Egyptian military said.

In addition, this operation also destroyed a number of tunnels in the region. An injured soldier and two civilians were killed from an explosion targeted by terrorists to the Egyptian military.

“The operation also destroyed a number of tunnels in the northern city of Rafah, a soldier wounded in clashes with terrorists and two civilians killed as a result of an explosion from a device targeting our troops,” he added.