Africa Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Ricardo René Larémont joins News Plus to discuss the recent violence between the Egyptian military and ISIS militants:
The Egyptian army has confirmed that more than 100 militants and seventeen soldiers were killed after assaults were launched on military checkpoints in the north of the country’s Sinai province.
Army officials have said the situation in north Sinai was “100 per cent under control” while security sources later said aerial bombardments on militant targets had resumed.
The Egyptian affiliate of the Islamic State militants have claimed responsibility, saying it attacked more than fifteen military sites and carried out three suicide bombings.
The latest assaults were the second in Egypt this week.