ISIS Affiliate Attacks Egyptian Security Sites in Sinai, Killing 18

CAIRO — Militants carried out a broad attack on Egyptian Army checkpoints and other security installations in the northern Sinai Peninsula early Wednesday, killing at least 18 soldiers and police officers, according to state media.

A militant group affiliated with the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the offensive. In a statement circulated on social media, the group said it had attacked more than 15 checkpoints and police installations, using heavy weapons including mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

The army said the checkpoints had come under attack by militants driving pickup trucks equipped with antiaircraft guns.

  • Oh, good! Al Sisi won’t put up with that- loose the dogs of war! Israel and Egypt, allies! What a world.

    • It will be interesting to watch, a very dirty war lays ahead in Egypt.

      • Rule #1 Moslem leaders only seem to be truly happy when killing someone.
        1a. Their followers have no minds of their own.

        Rule #2 Moslems who are busy killing/being killed by other Moslems do not generally have time to murder Christians and Jews.

        Rule #3 We are in less danger when there are enough opposed factions of Moslems of more or less equal strength.

        Have at it boys!

  • Ron MacDonald

    It’s only a matter of time before Egypt invades Gaza and wipes Hamas and ISIS out.

  • African

    Will America, Canada, Nato offer air cover to their islamic jihadist buddies in Egypt like they did in Libya and in the Balkans?

    • mobuyus

      And your solution to the situation is what?

      • African

        Answer my question first.

        • mobuyus

          Do you still steal?

          • African

            Stop diverting the discussion by using some silly personal attacks but answer my question: Will America, Canada, Nato offer air cover to their islamic jihadist buddies in Egypt like they did in Libya and in the Balkans?

          • mobuyus

            The only Americans with islamic jihadist buddies in Egypt are the democrats, you know obama kerry clinton et al. I don’t believe Canada or Nato have any islamic jihadist buddies, well maybe the liberals and ndp do, but they do not constitute official Canada. So your question is one of a moronic nature. You never answered my question.

          • African

            It is not ‘moronic’ it is a fact that America and Canada and Nato backed islamic jihadists that were fighting Qaddafi three years ago and even provided them “no-fly-zone”, money, weaponry, and political support and are today backing the same barabric islamic jihadists that are fighting Assad. Why is that ‘moronic’? It is a historical fact. Now, will America, Canada, Nato offer air cover to their islamic jihadist buddies in Egypt like they did in Libya and in the Balkans?
            Yes or No?

          • Minicapt

            The Moslem Brotherhood? Hamas? The Salafists? Let the rubble bounce. But you will have to be more specific about your favoured “Islamic jihadist buddies” lest they be subsumed into the general islamist jihadi target group.

            Cheers