ISIS On The Rampage – More Than 100 Killed In Egypt

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More than 100 militants and 17 soldiers were killed in assaults on military check points in North Sinai. This was the deadliest fights in the province in months.

Egyptian affiliate of ISIS in the Sinai province claimed responsibility of the attack. They had carried out 15 security sites and carried out three suicide bombings.

An army statement said the fighting had been concentrated in the towns of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah and that the militants used car bombs and various weapons.

Islamic State had urged its followers to escalate attacks during the Islamic holy month of Ramazan which started in mid-June, though it did not specify Egypt as a target. In April, the army extended by three months a state of emergency imposed in parts of Sinai.