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Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:13AM
File photo shows Israeli soldiers on the Egyptian border.

File photo shows Israeli soldiers on the Egyptian border.

The Israeli military has announced the deployment of a third brigade along the Egyptian border. Israeli military officials said on Wednesday that the forces were deployed to the city of Eilat, situated at the northern tip of the Red Sea. The officials claimed the new build-up was meant to protect Israel against infiltrations from Egypt. Gen Tal Russo, the Israeli military’s Southern Command chief, said, “We are implementing numerous changes, including the foundation of the new regional brigade and a change of our concept of operation.” The Israeli officials also announced that they would unveil a 240-km long border fence with Egypt in January. In August, the Israeli regime sent troops into the Sinai Peninsula. Tel Aviv claimed it had moved the forces into the Egyptian territory to counter armed groups and the flood of African migrants into the occupied Palestinian territories. MKA/HSN/MA
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