Egypt, with Israel's Aid, Racks Up Successes Against ISIS in Sinai

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Egyptian security forces have registered a series of successes against the ISIS branch in Egypt called Sinai Province in recent months, according to intelligence sources in Israel. Sinai Province, which numbers about 1,000 fighters, blames Israel for giving the Egyptians intelligence on their organization and for joining aerial attacks aimed at its leaders. Egypt's President Sisi told Egyptian radio last month that 20-25,000 soldiers have been deployed in northern Sinai in coordination with Israel. An Israeli security source told Ha'aretz: "In recent months we see a dramatic change in the outcome of the fighting in favor of the Egyptian army."

2017-02-14 00:00:00

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