Terrorists Strike Sinai Again!
Twenty-nine people were killed in coordinated terrorist attacks
in the Sinai Peninsula, targeting particularly Egyptian military and police.
The attacks were allegedly perpetrated by an ISIS-affiliated terrorist group. The group launched three assaults on three towns by detonating a car bomb outside a military base and firing mortars on buildings.
In another part of north Sinai, a terrorist attack targeted nearby towns where rockets were fired at a hotel, a police club and checkpoints, killing 26 people and wounding 60 others.
Reports say the same group was also responsible for the October 2014 attack in Sinai killing at least 60 soldiers.
Across the country, militants continue to surge in number particularly those who claim themselves as being loyal to Al-qaeda.
US Condemns Terrorist Attacks In Egypt
The US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki issued a statement, condemning the terrorist attacks in Egypt.
“We express our sincere condolences to the victims, their families, and the government and people of Egypt.” – Ms. Psaki
Ms. Psaki reiterated that a prosperous and strong Egypt requires an environment of security and stability.
As forerunner of peace, the United States remains steadfast in its support of the Egyptian government’s efforts to combat the threat of terrorism in Egypt as part of the continuing commitment to the strategic partnership between the two countries.
In May 2012, with the hope of regaining the country’s stability after the revolution, Egyptians headed to the polls to cast their ballots in the country’s first free vote for a leader in 5,000 years of history.
Around 50 million eligible Egyptian voters were called upon to choose 13 candidates.
Earlier in 2012, President Obama proposed a $1 billion cancellation of Egyptian debt to support Egypt’s economic recovery.
Egypt has made progress on human rights since the revolution that toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak.
Long-standing regimes were toppled by a wave of pro-democracy protests that have engulfed much of North Africa and the Middle East in 2011, particularly in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.