Smuggling between Sinai and Gaza still thriving

A Palestinian worker inside a smuggling tunnel, beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, in February 2013 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

A Palestinian worker inside a smuggling tunnel, beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, in February 2013 (photo credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

One Bedouin guide claims that there are 500 tunnels that can shuttle weapons, goods, building materials and people into Strip

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Philippine aid convoy ambushed as troops quell looting

Philippine troops killed two armed insurgents who attacked an aid convoy en route to typhoon-devastated Tacloban on Tuesday, the military said, as soldiers were deployed to quell looting by hungry survivors. (AFP, Noel Celis)

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Millions in advanced US weaponry stolen by Libyan jihadis

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Libyan militants allied with terrorist groups stole millions of dollars in high-grade American military equipment, including armored Humvees and advanced night-vision goggles, during raids on a U.S. special forces base outside of Tripoli last summer.

Fox News reports that anonymous sources in the State Department and military confirmed the theft, which is far worse than the few guns first assumed stolen earlier this month. In addition to hundreds of M4 automatic rifles and Glock pistols, nearly every set of available night-vision goggles and laser-targeting devices were snatched during two night-time raids on the compound in July and August.

Even more ominously, 23 Ground Mobility Vehicles, heavily armored Humvees with GPS navigation systems and weapons mounts for grenade launchers, are also missing.

“It’s not just equipment… It’s the capability,” one source told Fox. “You are giving these dangerous groups the capability that only a few nations are capable of… All these militias are tied to terrorist organizations and are tied to [jihadist movements].”

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