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Egyptian police discovered nine weapons caches in the Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, a week after finding several stores in the same area, Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported.
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The weapons, which officials believe were meant to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip, were found in Rafah, El-Arish and other locations in northern and central Sinai.
Egyptian security officials said they found machine guns, ammunition,
over 170 anti-aircraft shells, 90 artillery shells, 200 bullets of
varying sizes and anti-tank landmines. 100 kilograms of TNT were also
discovered hidden in a Rafah cemetary.
In addition to the weapons caches, Egyptian security forces also
discovered two tunnels in Rafah used for smuggling cars into Gaza.
Last week, a warehouse was reportedly found in Nakhel, in the Sinai,
with 30 artillery shells and 20 anti-aircraft missiles. In addition, 80
anti-aircraft missiles were found in the side of a mountain, while 50
more such missiles and other weapons were found in Wadi Hurriya.
Ma'an reported that the weapons were on their way to be smuggled into Gaza through underground tunnels.