Egypt faces series of ISIS attacks after backing Palestinian reconciliation agreement
When the Philippine president refused US aid, he suddenly found himself in the target of ISIS. The results are known. A city of the Philippines has been occupied by the jihadists and the fighting continues. Now the Egypt recognizes the Palestinians and signs an agreement with Palestine, suddenly broke out attacks from ISIS at military checkpoints.
It is noteworthy that ISIS is around Israel, but within Israel it does not hit, but it hits the enemies of Israel. ISIS is at the Golan Heights of Syria and Sina of Egypt. Israel supply the terrorists with weapons and use them for pressure. The ultimate tool of Israel to pressure its enemies.
October 15, Colonel Tamer Rifai Spokesperson for the Egyptian Army announced that the Egyptian Army repelled a new attack of ISIS on its position in Quadis area in Sinai. According to Colonel Rifai, Egyptian Army soldiers killed 24 fighters of ISIS, and injured 1 another. The Egyptian Army also destroyed 2 vehicles of ISIS. Colonel Tamer Rifai said that 6 soldiers of the Egyptian Army were killed while repelling the attack.
Some sources speculated that 34 ISIS members and 9 military service members were killed in the clashes. However, this sill has no official confirmation.
Egyptian sources said that 150 ISIS fighters attacked the Egyptian Army positions in Quadis area. Moreover, several VBIEDs of ISIS attempted to target the positions of the Egyptian Army during the attack.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq confirmed the attack, and said that ISIS fighters attacked two checkpoints of the Egyptian Army in Quadis and al-Ajaza area. Amaq didn’t provide further details about the attack so far.
Separately, 15 ISIS members attacked an army checkpoint at the 26 July street in Arish city. The checkpoint was guarding a church in the city center.
This map provides a general look at the recent series of ISIS attacks in Egypt’s North Sinai that took place between October 10 an October 16.