‘IS operatives wore Egyptian army uniforms’

An Egyptian army spokesperson is saying that Islamic State operatives who attacked military installations in northern Sinai yesterday wore Egyptian army uniforms in order to confuse troops, Channel 2 is reporting.

The source noted that Palestinians from Gaza took part in the attacks along with foreign jihadists. The report speculated that the terror operation’s commander may have been killed in the ensuing counter-attack by the Egyptian army, although no confirmations were made.

One Egyptian commentator called the coordinated attacks “an attempt to amputate Sinai” from mainland Egypt.

In response, angry protesters poured onto the streets of Cairo to demonstrate against the killing of 13 Muslim Brotherhood activists killed in residential areas of the capital.

“Arise, protest and overthrow Sisi,” a crowd at the funeral of one of the activists can be heard chanting, in reference to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

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