The ISIS linked news agency Amaq claimed that ISIS members had carried out an attack on Egyptian troops near the town of Rafah in North Sinai. This attack is another signal of the high level of ISIS activity in the region.
Over the past year, the Egyptian Army and security forces have contributed significant effrts to put an end to the ISIS presence in the region. Government forces have eliminated a large number of militants and prevented a number of ISIS hotbeds. However, ISIS cells still present in North Sinai.
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