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Egypt Working Around the Clock to Combat Terrorism

Egypt has destroyed more than 3,000 tunnels along its border with the Gaza Strip in the past five years. Egyptian Army spokesperson Tamer al-Refai revealed that many of the destroyed tunnels were three kilometers long and 30 meters wide. In an interview with the private Egyptian news channel Extra News this week, Refai said: “In 2015, the Egyptian government made a decision to establish a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip. These tunnels were used to threaten Egypt’s national security, including the infiltration of terrorists, smuggling of weapons, ammunition, goods, narcotic drugs, and vehicles. We established the buffer zone in stages because residents had to be relocated. They have received compensation.” Refai said that the Egyptian security forces were continuing their “heroic actions to defeat terrorists” in the Sinai Peninsula. He said that 126 terrorists were killed during the recent military operation there. During the operation, Egyptian security forces seized different types of weapons and explosive belts, he added. “We destroyed 630 explosive devices,” he disclosed. Refai said that the Egyptian Air Force targeted and destroyed 228 hideouts and shelters used by terrorists. In addition, 116 four-wheel-drive vehicles were destroyed and 266 suspects were arrested. “The Egyptian armed forces are working round the clock to combat terrorism and secure our borders,” Al-Refai emphasized. “We have scored many achievements on the ground, including the destruction of the terror infrastructure.” (VFI News)

“He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.” Prov 29:1