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ISIS claims responsibility for Egyptian military attack

by Mickey McLean
Posted 7/08/17, 02:55 pm

Islamic State (ISIS) took credit for Friday’s attack at a remote Egyptian army checkpoint on the Sinai Peninsula that killed at least 23 soldiers. ISIS released a statement online late Friday saying it carried out the attack to stop the army from assaulting the terror group’s positions in the territory bordering Gaza and Israel. Local TV channels broadcast live coverage Saturday of the funerals of those killed, with their coffins draped in Egypt’s red, white, and black flag.

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Death toll rises to 23 in Egyptian car bomb attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/07/17, 11:39 am

UPDATE: Egyptian officials raised the death toll in Friday’s militant attack to 23. Another 33 suffered injuries. It is the deadliest attack on the country's military this year. Five high-ranking officers are among the dead.

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The ideological core of ISIS

Books | How Salafi jihadism helped fuel the rapid rise of the terror group
by Graeme Wood
Posted 6/10/17, 10:14 am

Many books about the Islamic State (ISIS) focus on the group’s terrorism. Graeme Wood, after meeting influential ISIS adherents in Tokyo, Melbourne, London, and elsewhere, examines its ideological core in The Way of Strangers, a runner-up for WORLD’s 2016 Book of the Year in the Understanding the World category.

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