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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.
"This attack doesn't relate to any religion," one person wrote on Facebook. "It belongs to hatred, dehumanization, evil and disgrace."
By BEN LYNFIELD
Egypt was slated to open the crossing from Saturday until Monday in both directions
By ADAM RASGON
"The air force has over the past few hours eliminated a number of outposts used by terrorist elements," the army said.
By REUTERS,SETH J. FRANTZMAN
"This attack violates all sacred and humanitarian principles,” a Hamas statement read.
The attack in Sinai brings to the surface a largely unreported war against terror that has gone on in the peninsula for years.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
No group immediately claimed responsibility, but since 2013 Egyptian forces have battled a stubborn Islamic State affiliate in the region.
By REUTERS,JPOST.COM STAFF
How a beautiful desert spot became a site for terror and violence.
By HAGAY HACOHEN
Egypt's government has declared three days of mourning following the attack.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN,REUTERS
The Islamic State may be losing territory but its ideology is growing globally.
By CHARLES BYBELEZER/THE MEDIA LINE
Egyptian intelligence is reportedly making the opening of the crossing conditional on security in the Sinai peninsula.
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