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Egyptian military in Sinai
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18 killed in terror attack in Sinai

ISIS claims attack on a security convoy in North Sinai. By Ben Ariel – Arutz Sheva 18 people were killed in an attack on Monday on a security convoy in Egypt’s North Sinai, where police and troops are battling a jihadist insurgency, security and medical sources said, according to AFP. The […]

Egypt’s ISIS affiliate kills police driver in the Sinai
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Egypt’s ISIS affiliate kills police driver in the Sinai

Egyptian security officials on Thursday said a police driver kidnapped this week has been publicly shot dead in Sinai by suspected jihadists from the local Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate.   The officials, quoted by The Associated Press, said three terrorists and the policeman arrived Thursday at el-Arish’s residential al-Masaeed district […]

Intercepted ISIS calls discuss downing Russian plane
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Intercepted ISIS calls discuss downing Russian plane

US intelligence officials intercepted calls between ISIS members in the Sinai Peninsula and their superiors in Syria, in which the terrorists bragged about downing a Russian plane, NBC reports.   The officials added that an additional message preceded the crash and stated that there would be “something big in the […]

ISIS in Egypt: More Than Meets the Eye
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ISIS in Egypt: More Than Meets the Eye

ISIS’s escalating campaign against the Egyptian government – culminating in the assassination of the country’s chief prosecutor and yesterday’s bloody attacks in the Sinai Peninsula – have raised a great deal of questions vis-a-vis the extent and nature of the jihadist group’s presence in the Arab world’s most populous country. […]