Egypt Bulldozes Zone by Sinai Airport, Displacing Thousands

(Al-Araby Al-Jadeed-UK) Egypt's army is bulldozing homes and olive groves to build a buffer zone around the Al-Arish airport in an operation that will displace thousands. The move comes after the Dec. 19 incident when a missile struck the helicopter of Defense Minister Sedki Sobhy and Interior Minister Magdy Abdel-Ghaffar, who is in charge of police. While they were not in the aircraft, the missile killed an officer and wounded two others. President Sisi ordered the creation of the zone outside the airport two weeks ago.

2018-02-09 00:00:00

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