DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – On Sunday, the Islamic State unleashed its largest offensive ever in Egypt after assembling a variety of firepower against government soldiers in the northern parts of Sinai province not far from the Gaza Strip.

21 images released by Amaq Agency shows ISIS militants storming and overrunning Egyptian military bases south of Rafah city, resulting in a big desert battle. The attack involved two suicide bombings and prompted Egyptian warplanes to conduct sorties over the region.

Notably, at least three US-supplied Humvees were captured in the aftermath of the offensive while at least one soldier was killed by the Islamic State:

Jihadist militants have been active in Sinai province since the country’s revolution began in 2011. Most of these tribal fighters since joined the Islamic State in 2014 after the self-proclaimed caliphate captured much of Iraq and Syria at the time.

After becoming steadily more powerful in Egypt since then, ISIS insurgents in Sinai province have conducted a series of assassinations in the provincial capital while regularly attacking rival pro-government tribes or army checkpoints, capturing weapons and vehicles in the process.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Very interesting Hamas decided to stop harbouring IS in Gaza and now goes after them: https://english.aawsat.com/kifah-ziboun/news-middle-east/hamas-declares-state-alert-gaza-wages-campaign-mass-arrests-extremists Well, I think they’ve got no other choice since Israel has cut electricity, fuel and water and well, as PLO/PA lost the Saudi backing, they also cut anything on Hamas, including their MP salaries, LOL. Thus, although not new, here’s an impressive desperate call to Egyptian help from a Hamas official, were, losing his control, he revealed very disturbing facts about the Palestinians. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwBSWN4s9JU This is mind-blowing. Actually, they say very different things whether they speak Arab or English… Nevertheless, it seems that last… Read more »
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Actually, Hamas has completely changed its top management far before those news. The new management is mending ties with Iran and Hezbollah.
Tell your Israeli friends to wait a bit before popping the cork 😉

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Very cool

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hestroy

Yes, yes, retard. Now go to fuck your goat mother. Fucking joo imbecile.

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Really?😱😱

Daeshbags Sux
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Not really : Hestroy is one of the many joos in the MENA that have been forced into Arabisation and Islam, he just doesn’t knows it and fears a DNA test that would ruin his psychological construction .
But he’s right to send you to shag your goat mother and share her with your al-Nusra, Qatari, Saudi and Turkish brothers.

Assad must stay
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Really hope not to see you in the west countries.

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Really?😱

Daeshbags Sux
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Yeah, as we arrest those who praise jihadists, we don’t want to pay taxes to feed cockroaches.

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay

We are paying already enough taxes. And enough troubles.
So go to Turkey, it is nice, Saudia could be also nice…
Just tell us why no one want to go to KSA ❓
Rich country no ❓

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