(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council)
Copyright: @ 2022 Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 19 May 2022
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Egypt’s army and police forces have been waging a war over the past years against an Islamist militant insurgency mainly in North Sinai. After a long period of declining terrorist activities by the Islamic State organization in Sinai, Egypt is facing a new wave of terror attacks in which 16 Egyptian soldiers have been killed.
At least five Egyptian military personnel were killed and four others were injured in a terrorist attack on May 11, 2022, in northern Sinai. The attack was successfully countered, resulting in the death of 7 terrorists. Automatic rifles, hand grenades, ammunition and walkie talkies, were seized. It was the second deadly attack against Egyptian security forces on the Sinai Peninsula in less than a week. ... Read more