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Friday, January 4, 2013
Egypt: Police seize missiles en route to Gaza Strip

Police seize missiles en route to Gaza Strip
DPA Fri, 04/01/2013 - 14:00
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/police-seize-missiles-en-route-gaza-strip

The North Sinai Security Director seized a shipment of advanced anti-tank
and anti-aircraft missiles at dawn on Friday.

The directorate received a tip that the missiles were being secretly stored
in a repository in Be’r al-Hefn — just south of Arish, the capital of North
Sinai — and would be smuggled through tunnels to the Gaza Strip, said a
security source.

After informing the Interior Ministry in Cairo, two assistants to the
interior minster led a large formation of police in a raid on the area. Be’r
al-Hefn has often been used as an illegal storage area for explosives and
weapons.

"With the help of secret informants, the police found the storage site,
where they found six US-made advanced ​​missiles inside large holes in the
ground [that were waiting to be] smuggled to the Gaza Strip through
tunnels," the source said.

He said the shipment likely originated in Libya, and that the range of the
rockets was 2 km.

Edited translation from DPA

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