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Egypt army planning to attack targets in Gaza

International Desk |
Update: 2013-10-03 09:09:55

DHAKA: The Egyptian army has planned military attacks on specific targets in the Gaza Strip in the event that the security situation in the northern Sinai peninsula deteriorates.

A senior Egyptian security official told the Ma’an news agency, reports The Jerusalem Post.

The source said that Egyptian reconnaissance planes had photographed the potential targets.

According to intelligence sources, the Egyptian Army would attack from the air.

The plan to attack targets in Gaza is based on the Egyptian assessment that some of the attacks in the northern Sinai, especially in El Arish and in Rafiah were carried out by armed Palestinians based in Gaza.

The security source said that the Egyptian Army is specifically targeting the extremist groups in Gaza who are regarded as hostile and it does not view the entire population there in this way.

BDST: 1803 HRS, OCT 03, 2013
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