Islamists kill 11 Egyptians in Sinai

The Islamic State (ISIS) terror group has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed one officer and 10 Egyptian troops on Saturday in the Sinai Peninsula. By Erin Viner “Fighters killed Egyptian soldiers, seized their weapons and burned down their position in West Sinai,” said a statement posted on ISIS propaganda website Amaq the following … Read more

IDF joins rescue efforts for deadly Sinai helicopter crash

A helicopter with the U.S.-led Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula crashed on Thursday near the resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing 8 people on Thursday — 6 Americans, a French national and a Czech citizen, the force said. Israel immediately offered its assistance to the multinational observers. “An IDF helicopter … Read more

Egypt battles ISIS in Sinai

Egypt’s military reported that 15 of its service members had died or been wounded in operations in the Sinai Peninsula recently, and that 126 suspected militants had been killed. The military publishes updates on its operations in Sinai every few months, without providing a specific time frame. The statement came on Sunday (3 May), shortly … Read more

Egypt halts shipments of diesel into Gaza due to Islamists cooperation in Sinai

Egypt has reportedly stopped allowing diesel shipments to enter the Palestinian enclave, forcing the Hamas-run power station to cease operations. As a result, residents of the Palestinian strip have been limited to three hours of electricity a day. Egypt’s decision came after its military stepped up its operation against Islamist militants in the northern Sinai … Read more

Israel strikes Islamic State in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

According to the London-based newspaper Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, Israel conducted an aerial strike against Islamic State targets, in what was said to be a response for two rockets launched from the Egyptian territory toward Israel’s southern communities. The report cited tribal factions from the northern Sinai Peninsula claiming, “Israeli jets were seen flying in the area … Read more

Islamists attack police checkpoint next to St. Catherine Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula

An Egyptian policeman was killed and four others were wounded, when Islamist militants opened fire on a police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the lawless Sinai Peninsula. According to Egyptian officials, the Islamists opened fire from an elevated hilltop overlooking the police checkpoint just outside the monastery, located in a mountainous area … Read more

Rocket from Sinai hits southern Israel as IS threat grows in the region

A rocket fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, exploded this afternoon in Israel’s southern Eshkol regional council. No injuries or damage were reported in the strike that hit an open area. The rocket fire came just hours after Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau has upgraded its warning to Israelis not to visit Egypt’s Sinai region, due to a … Read more

Islamic State militants man checkpoints and perform security inspections in Sinai’s Al-Arish

Images have emerged of Islamic State militants manning checkpoints and performing security inspections in the city of Al-Arish, located in the northern Sinai Peninsula. The Islamic State published pictures of its fighters armed with assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, moving through traffic and inspecting the IDs of Egyptian drivers.  Al-Arish is the capital of the … Read more