Security forces broaden Sinai campaign
Egyptian army forces in Sinai - YOUM7 (Archive)
By THE CAIRO POST

CAIRO: Security forces succeeded in foiling several attempts targeting military troops Saturday in Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed, along with defusing an explosive device after a residence reported it, Youm7 reported.

Youm7 said according to anonymous sources that these operations came as part of a large campaign by security forces in Rafah and Sinai, and they succeeded in arresting 12 suspects, destroying four tunnels on the border between Egypt and Gaza and five militant bases.

Military spokesman Brig. Gen. Mohamed Samir announced Saturday in a statement that between Aug. 25 And Aug. 28 security forces succeeded in arresting 51 Suspects, and destroying nine tunnels in Rafah.

He added that border guards were monitoring illegal immigration and drug smuggling attempts, especially in Alexandria and El-Alamein.

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