Egypt army beefs up presence near Gaza border

Egypt army beefs up presence near Gaza border
Fri Jul 5, 2013 15:35:19

The Egyptian army has reinforced its presence on the borders with Gaza, where it brought more tanks.

Eyewitnesses said that the Egyptian army brought more tanks and troops along the Egypt-Gaza borders which stretch 14 kilometers, and added they saw Egyptian armed forces on the roofs of a number of buildings.

For their part, Palestinian security forces in large numbers have been deployed along the borders.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian security forces have closed the tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, used for transferring essential goods and fuel to the besieged Strip.

Informed sources confirmed that the Egyptian army launched a campaign to demolish the tunnels built under the Egyptian-Palestinian borders.

The sources said that Egyptian tanks and armored vehicles have been intensively deployed on the borders, amid a campaign that included the destruction of many tunnels that have been closed for several days due to the recent developments in Egypt.

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