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Africa North
Egyptian Authorities Confiscate Smuggled Libyan Warheads
2012-11-23
[Tripoli Post] Egyptian authorities have confiscated trucks carrying explosive warheads and a variety of small arms ammunition smuggled from Libya, the country's interior minister Ahmed Gamal Eddin said.

At a news conference in Cairo Egypt's Interior Minister said that the authorities spent weeks in the desert investigating the operation before they finally seized the pickup trucks that were carrying 108 warheads for Soviet-designed Grad rockets
...Soviet-developed 122-mm rockets, usually launched from trucks. Newer versions are reported to have a range of up to 30 km....
, near Marsa Matrouh, 430 kilometers northwest of Cairo on the Mediterranean coast. He added that suspected smugglers had expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck and Manuel's rivalry was entering a new and more dangerous phase...
in Egypt's troubled northern Sinai region, troops from a 12-nation observer force fired on protesters demonstrating outside their base against the Israeli offensive in Gazoo. The multinational force is part of the peace treaty signed by Egypt and Israel in 1979. American troops make up the largest contingent of the 1,650-strong force.
Posted by:Fred

#2  Now all they have to do is to slip the warheads into Gaza ... after the smuggling tunnels are re-built. Give them a few months :-)
Posted by: Raider   2012-11-23 22:34  

#1  The multinational force is part of the peace treaty signed by Egypt and Israel in 1979. American troops make up the largest contingent of the 1,650-strong force.

One assumes they recently negotiated Israeli agreement to let them retreat behind the border fence -- once it's been built -- or the equivalent at need... and that this salient point has no impact on the outlook of the nations involved on the difference between mature and romantic cultures.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-11-23 19:13  

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