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The work in cooperation with the Palestinian Hamas is to stop the flow of weapons and other supplies from Gaza to the Islamic State.




Times of Israel:

Egypt’s military has bulldozed at least 140 homes and more than 200 acres along the Gaza Strip border, expanding a buffer zone in an effort to cut off the flow of weapons and militants.

The governor of Northern Sinai province, Maj. Gen. Abdel-Fatah Harhour, told The Associated Press late Monday that the military began a new phase in clearing the zone, which is 1,500 meters (4,900 feet) wide and 10 kilometers (6 miles) long.

Egypt has struggled to combat an Islamic State-led insurgency in the northern Sinai since 2014, and has built the buffer zone to prevent the militants from using a vast tunnel network under the border that was created to evade a decade-old Israeli and Egyptian blockade on the territory, imposed in order to prevent the import of weaponry.

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42.5° N
11.7° E
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Rafah, North Sinai Governorate, Egypt




Egypt (EG) is estimated to have a population of 92.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 2.2% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 10.6 million.