Deadly Sinai attack undercuts Egyptian army claims of anti-IS success

The coordinated attack by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in the northern Sinai, the worst in decades against Egypt's military, appeared to expose flaws in the country's counterterrorism strategy.

By , Correspondent

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The coordinated attack by Islamic State loyalists on Egyptian military targets that killed as many as 40 people in the northern Sinai Thursday night was the deadliest against the army in decades, shocking even close watchers of the guerrilla war in that region.