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The Egyptian army's radical approach to fighting the Islamic State's local affiliate in the Sinai may end up backfiring badly, according to people directly affected by it.
An Egyptian militant group affiliated with the Islamic State said it was responsible for coordinated rocket, mortar, and car bomb attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai Peninsula.
As insurgency continues in Egypt's North Sinai, the military is doubling the size of the security zone bordering Gaza, wiping out the town of Rafah in the process.
An Egyptian navy vessel came under attack in the Mediterranean today while conducting a training mission. Five personnel were injured and eight are still missing.
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which has killed dozens of troops and police officers, announced the move in an audio recording posted to its official Twitter account on Monday.