The day’s fighting included F-16 planes and Apache helicopters, and at its end the Egyptian military announced that it would not stop its activities until it completely rooted out all terror concentrations in the peninsula. On Thursday, the Egyptian army’s spokesman declared that “the situation in northern Sinai is now under complete control.” However, security sources and witnesses said that aerial attacks on armed targets have been renewed.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the combined assault on Wednesday, saying it attacked 15 targets of the Egyptian security forces, and carried out three suicide bombings.
“This incident is a turning point,” a senior Israeli official told Reuters.
Israel remains on high alert on the border on Thursday, but the Kerem Shalom crossing has been reopened. During the day 600 trucks are expected to pass through the crossing.
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