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Terrorists in Sinai up their game

In a striking development, an Islamic State splinter group in Sinai has targeted an elite Egyptian army battalion, which raises concerns that militants might be adopting a new pattern of qualitative operations.
Egyptian army officers react during the funeral of officer Khaled al-Maghrabi, who was killed during a suicide bomb attack on an army checkpoint in Sinai, in his hometown Toukh, Al Qalyubia Governorate, north of Cairo, Egypt 8 July, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany - RTX3AMGR
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CAIRO — Terrorists appear to be shifting their tactics in Egypt, not only aiming for highly visible civilian targets but also taking on higher-risk attacks.

After Egypt’s armed forces overthrew President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013, in the wake of massive protests against him on June 30 of the same year, clashes spiked between the forces and terrorist groups in Sinai.

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