first published on January 24, 2017 by Will
The Islamic State in Egypt, known as the Sinai Province, just released a 35 minute propaganda video, “Flames of the Desert,” featuring various attacks against Egyptian troops across Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The following video is just over four minutes in length, highlighting the actual combat footage of the release, while omitting the unnecessary religious zealotry and slow motion replays.
As you can see from the video, the insurgents stick to tried and true Jihadi tactics, i.e. improvised explosive devices, suicide bombers, and sniper harassment teams. You can also see from the video how simple, yet effective, these tactics are against the Egyptian forces.
Insurgencies popped up in the area following the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, but it wasn’t until 2014, that one of these groups swore allegiance to the Islamic State, thereby solidifying their effort with international funding and foreign fighters. Last year in 2016, Egypt saw a drastic increase in attacks and skirmishes with Islamic State forces. It’s interesting to see how much damage they are doing, and all evidence points to all out war, yet Western media rarely, if ever, reports on the spreading IS rash in all but a few nation states.
The following video contains GRAPHIC CONTENT. Viewer discretion is advised.