Egypt's air forces foil arms smuggling attempt in Western Desert

Ahmed Eleiba , Tuesday 27 Jun 2017

Tamer El-Refai
Egyptian Armed Forces Spokesperson Tamer El-Refai (Photo courtesy of army's Facebook page)

Egypt's air forces halted an arms smuggling operation to Egypt through the Western Desert, the Egyptian armed forces announced on Tuesday.

According to a statement published on the army spokesperson's official Facebook page, air forces acting on intelligence reports launched a mission on the Egyptian-Libyan border and destroyed 12 (4x4) vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and explosives.

Egypt's over 1,000 kilometre-long border with Libya has witnessed ongoing arms smuggling since the fall of the Gaddafi regime in 2011. 

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