An Egyptian army source said 11 armed men were killed in clashes with army forces over the weekend in northern Sinai. According to the report, the army "exposed one of the most dangerous terror centers in northern Sinai." Among others, the army said it unearthed an explosives lab.
In addition, the Egyptian army arrested eight persons, including six Palestinians, who breached the border through underground tunnels, and destroyed 18 tunnels in Rafah. In al-Arish four senior members of the Salafist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdas were arrested. (Roi Kais)