A series of photos emerged on Saturday suggesting the Islamic State has set up checkpoints in the port city of Arish in eastern Egypt, not far from the border with Israel.

Although jihadist insurgents regularly target the Egyptian Armed Forces in the Sinai desert, they maintain an underground presence and are yet to establish actual control of areas of Egypt. However, the newly released pictures suggest otherwise.

The photos were released by Amaq Agency, the official Islamic State outlet. Arish, the largest city in the Sinai governorate, is home to upwards of 200,000 residents.

In a recent video, ISIS called on its followers to slaughter members of the country’s Christian minority, known as Orthodox Copts.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Well, there is a good point to it : drones will love it! It’s harder to find those who act underground.

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What drones? If you mean Israhelli ones, well, another very good joke, my “french” friend.

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Look, this was a former UNDOF compound in Golan occupied by ISIS.
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If pics were published last week, IDF did the attack on Nov.29.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkeUYNo1h7U
Anyway, you’ll never dare to dig, recoup and debunk biases about them as all you built over sand for your mindset may crumble once facing the truth.

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They stroke much more than you think in Sinai.
al-Sisi and IDF just avoid to advertise it as people like you won’t understand.
No idea why the Brotherhood was ousted so easily from power in Egypt?
I’ll help you a little :
M—-D
Strangely since, Hamas is much more in trouble : no more help from the Brotherhood…
Anyway, as long the Brotherhood won’t be liquidated, there’ll be trouble.
There are no “french” we say : Français! Merde!

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