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Israeli army destroys Palestine's cross-border tunnels

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 - 10:07am IST | Place: JERUSALEM | Agency: Reuters

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Israeli ground forces have completed their main Gaza war mission of destroying cross-border tunnels dug by Palestinian guerrillas, Israel's two main radio stations reported on Tuesday, citing briefings from the military.

At least 32 of the underground infiltration passages, and dozens of access shafts, were located and blown up ahead of an Egyptian-mediated truce due to take effect later in the day, Israel Radio and Army Radio said.

Also read: Israelis and Palestinians launch truce efforts after a month-long war claimed more than 1800 lives on both sides.

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