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Monday, April 08, 2013

Egyptian army uncovers "largest weapons depot" yet in Sinai

From Egyptian People:
The Egyptian authorities revealed the seizure of the largest store of explosives zones yet, at dawn today, in the Rafah and Sheikh Zuwaid area in the Sinai.

After receiving information about the existence of a large explosives store in the Jura village in Sheikh Zuwaid, the Egyptian forces launched a large security crackdown using armor and many soldiers in the early hours of Monday morning and raided the depot. Jura is the single most dangerous area in confrontations between security and militants, which lies about 5 km from the border with Israel.

The secret underground warehouse has reinforced concrete walls and inside was a half-inch cannon that was used by insurgents in clashes with the army and the Egyptian police.