facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Egypt nabs missiles bound for Gaza

Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM   |   Comments

CAIRO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Egypt says it seized missiles and anti-tank rockets in Sinai that were to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip, security officials said.

The munitions were found in a warehouse in the vicinity of Arish in northern Sinai on Friday, al-Arabiya reported.

An Egyptian security source said the missiles were to be smuggled via underground tunnels to Gaza, the Times of Israel reported. According to the source, six U.S.-made missiles that were possibly smuggled into the Sinai from Libya were found. The source said the missiles have a distance capability of 2 kilometers (1.24 miles).

In December, Egyptian security forces captured 17 French-made rockets that were to be smuggled into Gaza, the Times of Israel said.

In August last year, Egypt launched a military offensive in the Sinai Peninsula against terror cells there.

Topics: Gaza
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Source: Ferguson cop beaten before shooting
2
Hamas executes 18 it claims are Israeli informers, takes credit for kidnapping Israeli teens
3
4 firefighters injured in 'Ice Bucket Challenge'
4
Robert Hansen, notorious Alaska serial killer, dead at 75
5
Alleged jihadist charged with killing 4 in Washington, N.J.
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback