The Egyptian Army announced that it repelled a new attack of ISIS on one of its checkpoints in the northern Sinai desert on Thursday. Five ISIS fighters were killed, and six others were injured during the clashes, according to the report.
The Egyptian Air Force chased ISIS fighters who escaped after the failed attack and destroyed two buildings after ISIS fighters entered them. Egyptian warplanes also destroyed a vehicle that ISIS fighters used during the attack.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq didn’t release any information about the attack so far. This indicates the attack was a complete failure.
The attack is considered the first attack against the Egyptian Army in November. During October, ISIS fighters in Sinai conducted many hit and run attack against the Egyptian Army in Sinai, mainly around Arish city in northern Sinai.
On October 20, ISIS even conducted its first attack against the Egyptian Army in central Egypt when it ambushed and killed 15 Egyptian policemen and officers in Bahariya Oasis area in Giza province.