The authorities of Egypt on 31 August 2013 destroyed 10 tunnels located in Rafah town's al-Barazeel neighborhood beneath Gaza’s Southern Border with Egypt. The tunnels were destroyed as a part of an ongoing security campaign of Egypt.
The Egyptian Security Forces has been carrying out a large security campaign against the tunnels. The campaign started after the protests that surface on 30 June 2013 after Mohamed Morsi, Egyptian Islamic President was ousted from his office in a Military Coup conducted by Army Chief Abdel Fateh Al Sissi. Morsi was accused of collaborating with Hamas.
The tunnels has been targeted for security reasons as these were used for smuggling food, fuel and medicine into Gaza since Israel imposed a tight blockade on the enclave in 2007.