'Egypt destroys 13 more Gaza tunnels' [PressTV]

The Egyptian army says it has demolished 13 tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the besieged Gaza Strip.

Cairo has been targeting the Palestinian network of tunnels since the ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi last July. It has obliterated over 16-hundred of such tunnels so far. The Palestinians use the underground passages as their only means of survival amid a 7-year Israeli blockade. They bring in most of their basic goods like construction materials, food, and fuel through the tunnels. Egypt accuses Hamas of using the network to smuggle arms into Gaza, and involvement in militant attacks in Egypt. The Palestinian resistance movement denies the allegation.

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