Thursday, March 15, 2012

2 Israeli warships leave Port Said after crossing Suez Canal

Two Israeli warships and a French vessel have reportedly left Port Said north of the Suez Canal after crossing the canal under heavy security.

According to a report published by Egyptian al-Ahram newspaper on Tuesday, the two vessels and the French ship left the northern Port Said to an unknown destination.

The Suez sailing supervisor Ahmad al-Manhali said that it took 14 hours for the two Israeli warships -- INS Lahav and INS Yafo -- and Imidisi, an accompanying French vessel, to cross the canal and arrive at Port Said in the north.

The warships were also accompanied by a Suez authority tow vessel for security purposes.

Israeli officials have not commented on the report yet.

This is the latest crossing of Israeli naval vessels through the Suez Canal Since 2009 when two Israeli military torpedo warships, INS Hanit and INS Eilat, reportedly sailed across the canal from Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. 

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