Egypt says its air force destroyed 15 vehicles laden with arms crossing from Libya’s border

  • Libyan Express |
  • Sunday 16 July 2017

Snapshat from a footage of the operation provided on Sunday by the Egyptian army, July, 16, 2017 [Photo: Military spokesman’s Official Facebook page]

Egypt’s army forces foiled an attempt to smuggle arms into the country through its western border with Libya, the military said Sunday.

The Egyptian air forces launched a reconnaissance mission Saturday following intelligence received that “criminals” in 4×4 vehicles were in the process of crossing into Egypt, the army said in a statement, according to Ahram Online.

During the operation, which continued into Sunday, forces destroyed 15 vehicles “laden with weapons, explosives and other smuggled items.” Ahram Online added.

Forces launched a hunt to catch the “criminals,” the statement added.

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