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Islamic State's Sinai branch shifts its strategy

The Egyptian military's crackdown on terrorist operations in the Sinai Peninsula force the Islamic State's Wilayat Sinai to shift some of its focus from military targets to the civilian population and local businesses.
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The Islamic State (IS) is shifting tactics in the Sinai Peninsula: If it’s too difficult to attack military positions, it targets civilians. 

The IS affiliate in Sinai, known as Wilayat Sinai, is playing up military shows of force and increasingly intimidating and targeting civilians there. The majority of the terrorist organization’s previous attacks fiercely targeted military positions. Military positions are still being targeted, but the number of attacks has noticeably shrunk.

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