It should be noted that the militants some time ago announced the creation of a “province of an Islamic state” (“wilayat of Sinai”) in Sinai. At the same time, the number of attacks on Egyptian roadblocks and checkpoints increased. Earlier, the leaders of ISIS stated that they intend to take control of the Gaza Strip, for which they use the territory of the Sinai Peninsula.
Information Agency France-Presse writes that another attack by ISIS militants in Sinai occurred last weekend. As a result of this attack, not only soldiers of the Egyptian army were killed, but also more than 60 civilians. Terrorists attacked populated areas in the area of the cities of El-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid using automatic weapon, grenade launchers and mortars.