Egypt Military Sends Heavy Equipment to Seal off Smuggling Tunnels in Sinai

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Egypt’s army started on Thursday, August 9, sending heavy equipment on large trucks to Rafah, North Sinai, to start sealing off the smuggling tunnels between Egypt’s Rafah and the besieged Gaza Strip.

The move comes in reaction to the recent bloody attacks by gunmen that killed 16 army soldiers and injured at least seven.

The trucks were loaded with armored vehicles, rock drillers, tractors, cranes and other heavy equipment to be used for sealing off the smuggling tunnels.

Security sources at Rafah Border Crossing said that the military forces would continue sealing off those tunnels in the coming few days, stressing that they posed a constant threat to Egypt’s national security.

Security officials also said that there were about 1,200 smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza Strip, and the giant equipment that were brought in would be used for sealing them off.

Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCSS
Shooting Dateline: August 9, 2012
Shooting Location: Rafah, North Sinai, Egypt
Publishing Time: August 9, 2012
Length: 0:01:39
Video Size: 81.4 MB
Language: Arabic
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Camera: VCS

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots of large trucks transferring armored vehicles with army soldiers on the top of them
2. Various shots of armored vehicles touring the main roads in North of Sinai
3. Various shots of large trucks heading to the North of Sinai while transferring armored vehicles
4. Various shots of trucks carrying heaving equipment, brought to begin sealing off the smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip

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