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Egypt's army foils attempt to smuggle arms through Western Desert

A number of terrorists were killed in airstrikes that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying arms and ammunition, according to an Armed Forces statement

Ahmed Eleiba , Saturday 11 Nov 2017
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Egypt's navy forces carry out strikes on 4x4 wheelers laden with arms and ammunition aiming to infiltrate country through Western Desert
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Egypt's army said on Saturday that it foiled an attempt by terrorists to infiltrate the country through the Western Desert border with Libya.

In an official statement, army spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said the army's air force, in coordination with border guards and intelligence, destroyed 10 off-road vehicles carrying arms, ammunition and smuggled items.

The vehicles' passengers were killed in the airstrike.

The statement said that the strike was part of a "continued combing operation by the air force and border guards in the vicinity of the operation to stop any penetration or infiltration through the border."

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