Friday, January 30, 2009

US military may install sensing equipment on Egypt’s border with Gaza

Maan News Agency
25 / 01 / 2009

Bethlehem – Ma’an – A group of six US military officers and engineers, including the US military attaché in Cairo, toured Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip in the town of Rafah, the BBC reported.

The men were reportedly looking into the possibility of installing high-tech sensing equipment to locate tunnels that are used to smuggle goods into Gaza.

Egypt says that it is willing to accept equipment or assistance from any country in order to help combat smuggling.

A team from the US Army Corps of Engineers has been in Egypt for months on a mission to help find and destroy the tunnels.

US military personnel have also reportedly been in Egypt for 40 days training Egyptian security personnel to use the new sensing equipment.