Egypt continues to deal with chaos in the Sinai, destroying Hamas smuggler tunnels connecting to Gaza and now the Coptic Church says Christians are fleeing northern Sinai for their safety.
By Daniel Siryoti
The Egyptian military says it has discovered and destroyed weapons smuggling tunnels in the northern Sinai Peninsula, next to the Gaza border.
A military spokesperson told Egyptian media outlets that one tunnel, dug some 20 meters (66 feet) underground, branched out into three different tunnels.
Oxygen tanks and communication technology cables were found in the tunnels.
Meanwhile, the Coptic Church in Egypt said that dozens of Christian families living in the northern Sinai had been forced to flee their homes due to violence from Salafist radicals against Christians.
The Islamic State group in Egypt announced that it would murder “Christian crusaders.” According to Egyptian media reports, seven Coptic Christians were recently murdered in the city of El-Arish in attacks carried out by extremist Islamists who identify with Islamic State.
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