ISIS Conducts Series Of Attacks In Sinai. Egyptian Army Prepares To Launch Wide-Scale Anti-Terrorist Operation

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ISIS Conducts Series Of Attacks In Sinai. Egyptian Army Prepares To Launch Wide-Scale Anti-Terrorist Operation

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On January 19, ISIS fighters ambushed a vehicle of the Egyptian Army south of the city of Rafah in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, according to the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq. The outlet added  that ISIS fighters were able to capture the vehicle and kill a contractor of the Egyptian Army in the ambush.

Moreover, Amaq reported that ISIS fighters destroyed another vehicle of the Egyptian Army with an IED in al-Dakasat area west of the city of Sheikh Zuweid in the norther part of the Sinai Peninsula.

Meanwhile, the UK-based newspaper al-Araby al-Jadeed revealed that the Egyptian Army began massing its troops around the city of Rafah in order to launch a wide-scale military operation against ISIS cells operating south and west of it.

The upcoming military operation of the Egyptian Army is expected to be the biggest yet against the terrorist group in the Sinai Peninsula and will target the main hideouts of the terrorist group inside and around Rafah, according to al-Araby al-Jadeed report.

On November 29, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered the Egyptian Army to restore security in the Sinai Peninsula within three months. The upcoming anti-ISIS operation is likely the result of al-Sisi’s order.

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  • RichardD

    There has to be state actors behind these attacks. Probably many of the same ones that are involved in the Syrian war. The CIA and Mossad certainly come to mind.

    • You can call me Al

      Do you think this is a diversion ?, so the MSM takes its eye off Syria and Iraq (we don’t hear much of that now, do we ?)…….

      For me, I await new explosions in Istanbul or Ankara – this will all backfire on the Yankers.

      • RichardD

        No, I think that after wars in 48, 56, 68 and 73, and almost getting overrun in 73, that the Jews are genuinely afraid of the Egyptians.

        • You can call me Al

          Good.

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  • christianblood

    Let ISIS and SISI fight it out!