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Sinai: Egypt Air Force Hits ISIS Positions After Deadly Assault

After some 50 soldiers killed in coordinated jihadist assault, Egyptian air force pounds terrorist positions in restive Sinai Peninsula.
Egyptian air force F-16 fighter jets pounded jihadist positions in the Sinai Peninsula, which borders Israel, Wednesday afternoon.

The airstrikes were in response to a deadly coordinated attack against 15 separate military positions by an affiliate of the ISIS terrorist group, which left at least 50 Egyptian soldiers dead.

Egyptian security officials said jets hit ISIS positions in the town of Sheikh Zuweid, where terrorists had virtually taken over the town, setting barricades, beseiging the local police station and mining the streets.

The “Sinai Province” of the Islamic State (ISIS) group claimed responsibility for the attack shortly after it took place. The jihadist assault involved three suicide bombers and among other things targeted an Egyptian army officers’ club.


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