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Shoulder fired anti-aircraft missiles (R) 311.
(photo credit:Mohamed Azakir / Reuters)
security forces said Sunday that they have seized eight anti-aircraft
missiles and four shoulder launchers in the Sinai Peninsula, AFP
reported.The weaponry entered Egypt either from Sudan or Libya,
the officials said, adding that they were probably destined for the Gaza
Strip, according to the report. The smugglers managed to flee before
security forces arrived at the location near the Suez canal.
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