The Sinai Insurgency Is Spiking

(Israel Defense) Shaul Shay - A new report of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington shows Egypt suffered more than 100 attacks on average per month from January to August 2015, compared to around 30 attacks per month in 2014. Until June 2013, violence was mostly contained to North Sinai, but after the ouster of President Morsi, reports of militant strikes are coming in from all over the country. Another report by the Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo said the number of terrorist attacks in Egypt reached 617 in 2015 (including 90 in Sinai), compared with 349 in 2014. However, the total number of terrorist attacks in Egypt from August to December 2015 dropped significantly to 64, compared with 170 in the same period in 2014.

2016-03-30 00:00:00

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