Islamic State targets the Suez Canal’s big reopening


Cairo: Today marks exactly one month until the official opening of the newly expanded Suez Canal, and sources in Cairo, the US and Europe warn Splash that Islamic State is intending to target the waterway as it pushes further into Egypt.

Last week saw more than 100 killed in bitter fighting between authorities and Islamic State militants in Sinai. The canal is now on a high alert for attacks, Splash understands.

A new anti-terrorism law is being rushed through and the military government is now viewing supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood from the previous regime in the same context as Islamic State fighters.


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