July 2, 2015- Islamic State Takfiri launched simultaneous attacks on military checkpoints in Sinai, Egypt killing at least 17 soldiers and scores injured
The Islamic State on July 2nd launched five simultaneous attacks on Egyptian checkpoints killing at least 17 soldiers and injuring over 30 others in an attack termed as one of the major attacks by the takfiri organization in Egypt.
In retaliation the Egyptian government launched a major crackdown on the militants in the violence-struck Sinai Peninsula.
In a statement released by the General Command of Armed Forces of Egypt, he said that the military has killed 241 militants in the Sinai region in the first five days July. The majority of the killed takfiri terrorists were killed in clashes that ensued between the militants and the Army.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has increased the security in the Sinai Peninsula that will see the Valayat Sinai completely ousted and eradicated in the region.
This has been the observable trend as since he ousted former President Mohammed Morsi. He launched a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood they have completely been decapitated with most of them either in jail or with death sentences.
The increased security in the Peninsula and the recent ban-raise of import of military equipment from the United States on Egypt is expected to yield results and rid of the Takfiri in Egypt.
Most of the attacks in the region have been claimed by an Islamic State affiliate Valayat Sinai (Sinai Province) formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis.