Development of the military situation in Sinai – August

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies

Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem  

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During August, two citizens, including a woman, were killed and 12 citizens, including women and children, were injured by indiscriminate shooting by Egyptian security forces. Activists and some Sinai electronic pages circulated a video showing army recruits in front of a camp in North Sinai governorate while opening fire indiscriminately.

The activity of ISIS local affiliate, ‘Sinai Province’, continued in the vicinity of the city center of Bir al-Abed, while the military intelligence was reportedly attempting to form armed militias from tribesmen in Bir al-Abed, as it had previously done in Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid. However, these reports confirm that the military intelligence still faces great reluctance and rejection from young Sinai people for fear of being targeted by ISIS militants.

In this report, we will review the course of military and security operations during August in the Sinai Peninsula.

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