Egypt Likely to See More ISIS Attacks, Needs to Change How it Fights Terror, Analysts Say

Egypt Likely to See More ISIS Attacks, Needs to Change How it Fights Terror, Analysts SayEgypt’s leadership downplayed the significance of the attack. In a speech Monday, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called it a “desperate blow” by terrorists. Since the 2013 Sissi-led ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s government has fought an Islamist insurgency in northern parts of the Sinai Peninsula while at the same time waging war against domestic opponents, jailing thousands of members of the now-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood as well as secular dissidents.

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