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Spillover from the fighting in Sinai has become increasingly common in the last months.
The Egyptian military has been at war with the Islamic State affiliate in the Sinai peninsula
A terrorist attack near the North-Sinai capital of Arish signals the ongoing conflict between ISIS militants and the Egyptian state is far from over.
The death of the 11 brings the total of those killed since the beginning of the operation to at least 261 suspected militants.
Egypt in February launched a highly-publicized operation against Islamic State militants who have waged years of attacks against security forces and more recently against civilians.
Sisi, who led the overthrow of Egypt's first freely elected president in 2013, wants a high turnout to affirm his legitimacy after all credible opponents dropped out in January.
"We have always advocated for free and fair elections, transparent elections not just in Egypt but in any country," Tillerson said.
Will Israeli Arab youth be tempted to join the ISIS battle in the peninsula?
By YOSSI MELMAN
A recent New York Times report left many questions unanswered: find them here.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Sisi ordered armed forces to end the insurgency within three months after an attack on a mosque in North Sinai last month killed more than 300 people.
Commentator Abdul-Nasser Salama also said that Israel benefits from attacks like Friday's, adding that it gets tourists and investments that would otherwise be in Sinai.
By BEN LYNFIELD
Thousands took to the streets in North Sinai.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
ISIS's motives for the attack are both strategic and ideological.
By ADAM HOFFMAN
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