Men Firing at Suez Canal Container Ship Video
Friday, September 06, 2013

The Youtube clip carries a logo featuring a black Islamist flag & the name of the "al-Firqan Brigade and shows two men firing rocket propelled grenades at a passing COSCO container ship.

The incident had minimal effect on the ship or on canal traffic. Any major assault on the canal would hurt Egypt's economy, which depends heavily on revenue from the 192-km (120 mile) waterway, the quickest sea route between Asia and Europe, reports The Jerusalem Post.

After the canal attack, the army said three people had been arrested for firing machine guns at the ship. The head of the Canal Authority, Mohab Memish, later stated that an RPG had been used.

The video is available at:

Source: The Jerusalem Post

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