Tons of explosives buried by the Nazis in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula are now in danger of being re-used as Islamic State and other jihadi groups are digging up the desert to uncover this massive cache, the NEWSWEEK reported.

Reports confirmed that jihadists use the munitions as materials for making bombs, IEDs and other weapons.

Up to 17 million landmines are estimated to be buried in an arid area in Egypt’s northwest around the battleground of Al-Alamein battle, which took place between the Axis powers and Allied forces in 1942.

In 2004, a notorious jihadi group known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (which later pledged allegiance to ISIS), massacred 34 people in the resort city of Taba. The explosives used in the bloody attack were reportedly harvested from old mines.

In July 2015, ISIS-affiliated militants launched a wave of suicide bombings and attacks on Egyptian Army outposts, killing nearly 100 servicemen and civilians.

Egyptian authorities accused Hamas of smuggling weapons and ammunition to jihadi group following the overthrow of former president Mohammed Morsi.

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Laguerre
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Laguerre
2016-08-17 13:39

Alamein is not situated in Sinai. And they’re just as likely to be British weapons/explosives.

Nestor Makhno
Nestor Makhno
2016-08-17 13:50

The Nazis naver have reached the Sinai. El Alamein ( the two worlds )at which Rommel was beaten by the British is situated to the west of Alexandria. A long time ago, in the eightees, I have been there myself.

KellynSyria
KellynSyria
2016-08-17 13:49
chrish
chrish
2016-08-17 14:40

‘Tons of explosives buried by the Nazis in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula ‘

Unless my knowledge of history and geography is far out the Nazis were never in the Sinai peninsular. Al-Alamein west of Suez and Alexandria, Sinai to the East.

Juma Kinenekejo
Juma Kinenekejo
2016-08-17 13:57

so their Godfather .. Saudi are not paying them

Said Farzad
Said Farzad
2016-08-17 16:13

John McCain, Hillary Clinton, where are you ??? ISIS needs weapons. Tell Netanyahu to give them some Israeli weapons !!! Oh no that will be too obvious !! Tell Egyptian Al Sisi, to leave some weapons for them on the field, and retreat. Tell Saudi king, don’t abandon your children hungry and thirsty in Sinai Desert, feed them.

Tomas Stacewicz
Tomas Stacewicz
2016-08-17 16:20

Surreal…

ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΕΚΙΤΖΟΓΛΟΥ
ΠΕΤΡΟΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΚΕΚΙΤΖΟΓΛΟΥ
2016-08-17 18:41

nazis was not there in sinai peninsula ever !!! That place n WWII was under british control

Alexander
Alexander
2016-08-17 19:17

Nazi’s die never occupy Sinaï peninsula… Hoax story

KIKORI
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KIKORI
2016-08-17 20:40

That’s how Israel is fighting it’s enemies. Mercenaries are fighting and die – Israel is watching and laughing from a far.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-17 23:11
Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 14:18
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

(Just click under my text over : map of the el-Alamein battle zone 😉

Séamus Martin
Séamus Martin
2016-08-17 22:30

“Tons of explosives buried by the Nazis in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula …” Nonsense. The Afrika Korps barely made it across the border from Libya. They did not come within hundreds of miles of Sinai.

Tata Soria
Tata Soria
2016-08-17 20:32

Después de 80 años es fantasía pues los explosivos se degradan son inestables pero lanoticia distrae del origen de los explosivos y armas de los terroristas. Arsenales libios saqueados por laOTAN

Peter Voshefski
Peter Voshefski
2016-08-17 23:21

maybe they want my ’71 Kombi?

Matt
Matt
2016-08-17 20:12

@leithfadel d**n those Germans really know how to build stuff to make last a long time

Syed Zafar Iqbal Jafri
Syed Zafar Iqbal Jafri
2016-08-18 01:17

That ISIL coming to Sinai via Israel and killing Egyptian soldiers. That is fact but sisi is still liking the a*s of Zionist entity. What kind of bastered he is.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 18:02

So you’d prefer Muslim Brotherhood AKA al-Qaeda to rule Egypt? And BTW, Daesh is just al-Qaeda in Iraq who have cutted links with Osama/al-Zawahiri and allied with Saddam’s gang… I’m gonna tell you something : you’re anti-semitic but what you seem not to know s that, by DNA analysis, arabs are a semitic people too so, even without knowing it, you’ve got jew blood too 🙂 In fact, you’re in the same case as homophobics are! You’d want to be jew but you’re too screwed in your craziness as homophobics are gays that can’t recognize they are so! And about… Read more »

Andrew Sivaram
Andrew Sivaram
2016-08-18 04:37

WW2-era explosives would be highly unstable or even liquefy and leak from their shells after so many decades. Only crazy people will attempt to salvage and reuse them….

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 18:04
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No specialist in explosives would mess with such s**t! In fact let’s hope they do : it’ll spare us JDAMs, GBU-xx and Hellfire missiles 🙂

HangtheDaeshbags
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HangtheDaeshbags
2016-08-18 05:32

how appropriate. ISIS is essentially the modern day Nazis.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-08-18 18:11

Not modern days : the link between radical islamism and nazism is proven since Amin al-Husseini, grand mufti of al-Aqsa met Hitler in 1941 then befriended Himmler. He became even general of the biggest Waffen SS legion, made only of bosnian muslims, they were 26,000 terrorizing the Balkans, then Amin went to Egypt and was joined by the infamous Otto Skorzeny which learnt all his terrorist tactics to his troops who further in history changed their name for PLO when his nephew (or young cousin) took control… I’m talking of… Arafat! It’s Amin who managed that mobile gas chambers followed… Read more »

hatem tawfik
hatem tawfik
2016-08-21 06:29

this is ridiculous guys, I just came back from Alamein, Only saw girls in bikinis and lots of booze, No jihadists at all there.

Jens Holm
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Jens Holm
2016-08-21 09:02

http://europe.newsweek.com/isis-hitler-islamic-state-egypt-world-war-ii-land-mines-jihad-bombs-explosives-488927

Easy to check.

Northwest in Egypt are some of the biggest landmine-fields ever(El Alemain). Its true thats old mines and parts of it was used in Sinai in 1934 in Sinai.

Seems that a lot of that old stuff from dry desert is intact since 1942(Rommel and Mongommery).

And its true its used both in Egypt and Libya much better than none – if You are a terrorist.