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Islamic State Claims Attack on Egypt Police Checkpoint

The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Egyptian police checkpoint near the famed Saint Catherine’s Monastery in Sinai late Tuesday which authorities said killed one policeman and wounded four.

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Islamic State Gaining Ground in Egypt’s Sinai

El-ARISH, Egypt — In the past three days, Islamic State fighters in Egypt’s volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market.

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Tensions Escalate Between Islamic State and Hamas

A senior Islamic State jihadist told Breitbart Jerusalem there was an escalation in the tensions between Hamas and IS, following a wave of arrests of Salafist militants in Gaza and the growing cooperation between Hamas and the Egyptian security services.

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EXCLUSIVE: More Hamas Jihadists Defect to Islamic State

Hamas leaders have become increasingly worried as the movement has been hemorrhaging militants who join the Islamic State and similarly radical organizations, a source in Hamas told Breitbart Jerusalem.

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Egypt Strikes Jihadist Targets After North Sinai Attack

Egyptian jets bombed Islamist militant targets for three hours on Saturday, one day after Islamic State guerrillas killed 12 soldiers in North Sinai province, the armed forces said in a statement.

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EXCLUSIVE – Top Jihadi Doubles Down: Islamic State ‘Recruited Airport Staff’

TEL AVIV – For the second time in recent days, Abu al-Ayna al-Ansari, a top jihadi operative in the Gaza Strip, claimed that the Islamic State has recruited agents among airport personnel worldwide. Ansari was speaking to Breitbart Jerusalem on Tuesday from the Gaza Strip. He made the comments in the wake of the hijacking of an EgyptAir plane forced to land in Cyprus by a passenger claiming to be wearing an explosive suicide belt.

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Egypt To Pay Israel $1.76 Billion For Halting Gas Supplies

Israel Electric Corp , Israel’s state-owned electric utility, said on Sunday Egyptian natural gas companies will pay compensation of $1.76 billion for halting gas supplies. Egypt had been selling natural gas to Israel under a 20-year agreement, but the deal

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Obama Tries to Flee Islamic State in Sinai; Egypt, Israel Say No

Egypt and Israel have thwarted an effort by the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. peacekeeping soldiers from the Sinai peninsula. Obama had recently floated the idea of reducing the U.S. presence in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO).

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