Middle East On isolated Gaza's southern flank, an Egyptian buffer zone takes shape

Egypt's president has accused foreign powers of abetting a deadly attack last week on security forces near the Rafah crossing to Gaza. A militant group in Sinai is suspected of involvement.

By , Correspondent

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Egypt's army has begun demolishing hundreds of houses in its borderlands along the Gaza Strip, seeking to disrupt the flow of weapons and militants by creating a buffer zone.