Egypt intercepts Libyan weapons headed to Gaza

Times of Israel:
Egyptian state security forces have seized a large shipment of weapons that were smuggled into Sinai from Libya en route to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the Egyptian daily Al-Ahram reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the shipment included 185 crates full of arms and ammunition, including bullets, anti-tank and anti-aircraft munitions, rocket-propelled grenades, landmines and explosives. The estimated value of the shipment was 20 million Egyptian pounds ($3.3 million).

Three people, including a father and son, were said to have been arrested for smuggling the shipment.

Another such shipment from Libya carrying warheads for Grad rocketswas intercepted by Egyptian authorities last week....
The Islamist groups in teh Sinai made a strategic mistake in attacking Egyptian troops near Gaza.  They are now paying the price, because Egypt rightly believes that the weapons might be used against that country as well as Israel.  They are not taking any chances.

The story is further evidence of Obama's Libyan screw up of not having special ops troops available to lock down Qaddafi's weapon depots.  It is a screw up that haunted the US in the Benghazi attacks and has had negative effects on Israel and Egypt too.


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