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Thursday, July 2, 2015

ISIS attacks Egypt - Obama Golfs

Some men just want to watch the world burn

(The Long War Journal)  -  The Islamic State’s “province” in the Sinai has launched a series of coordinated attacks on Egyptian security forces. The massive assault involved three suicide bombers and dozens of fighters. The jihadists targeted military personnel and police stations in El Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, both of which are located in the northern Sinai near the border with the Gaza strip and Israel.
Initial casualty reports indicate that dozens have been killed, including Egyptian soldiers and policemen.
The Islamic State’s arm in the Sinai has already issued a statement claiming responsibility for the operation. The statement, which has been translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, was disseminated via Twitter. It can be seen on the right.

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“In a blessed invasion for which Allah facilitated its causes, lions of the Caliphate in Sinai Province were able to mount concurrent attacks on more than fifteen military and security locations of the apostate Egyptian army,” the message begins, according to SITE’s translation.
The group says it “carried out three martyrdom-seeking operations” and a series of other attacks involving “heavy and light weapons, RPG shells and mortars,” “guided rockets,” and “air defense weapons.” That latter were allegedly used to force Egyptian aircraft away from the locations under siege.
The Islamic State’s “province” lists the more than 15 locations that were assaulted, including an “officers’ club” in El Arish, a police department in Sheikh Zuweid, and at least 14 security barriers. The group claims to have taken “full control” of several of these locations.
The statement is formatted in the same manner as messages issued by the Islamic State’s other provinces. The upper right hand corner contains an Islamic State logo. The header is red, with a blue body and white text in Arabic. In recent days, the Islamic State’s “provinces” in Saudi Arabia (which bombed a Shiite mosque in Kuwait), Tunisia and Yemen all executed high-profile operations. The claim of responsibility for each of those attacks used the same template as the Sinai “province’s” message.
The Sinai operation is distinct from the other recent attacks, however, as it deliberately hit hardened targets using dozens of fighters at once. The Islamic State’s operatives in Kuwait, Tunisia and Yemen struck a mosque, a tourist location, and a funeral, respectively. Each of these locations is a “soft” civilian target with minimal security. And each of those attacks involved a small number of jihadists.

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ISIS fighters train at a camp in Benghazi, Libya, May 2015. 
Media Office Wilayat Barqa/Islamic State group. (ibtimes)

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