Egypt Attempts to Flush Out Gaza’s Smuggling Tunnels

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The tunnels under the border between Gaza and Egypt were flooded by Egyptian forces last week. The country is worried about the two-way flow of smuggled arms with the Gaza Strip which is destabilizing Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, increasingly a hotbed of disgruntled militant groups. The contentious border tunnels are a concern also to Israel, which has targeted the tunnels with airstrikes several times in the past.

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