Source: International Peace Institute
Author(s): Andre Colling
Recent high profile bombings and terrorist incidents in Greater Cairo have increased concerns that Islamist extremist violence in Egypt may increasingly impact areas outside of the chronically insecure North Sinai governorate. While the frequency of attacks in towns and cities along the Nile and in the Nile Delta has been high since late 2013, the latest incidents appear to particularly target foreigners and be the product of larger, better coordinated groups, primarily the Islamic State (ISIS)-affiliated Sinai Province, which poses fresh challenges for already strained security forces…
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