Egypt's army foils attempt to smuggle arms through Western Desert
Ahmed Eleiba, Saturday 11 Nov 2017
A number of terrorists were killed in airstrikes that destroyed 10 vehicles carrying arms and ammunition, according to an Armed Forces statement


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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