Monday, 29 November 2021 06:19 GMT

Egypt's Sinai strategy questioned after the mosque massacre


(MENAFN)Following a tragic mosque attack last week, Egypt's years-long military campaign against the extremist insurgency in the north of the Sinai Peninsula has been under scrutiny.

The insurgents' ability to carry out a number of attacks has been proved despite the deployment of tens of thousands of troops, after a bomb and a gun assault killed more than 300 people in Friday in what considered the deadliest in the country's recent history.

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi stated that he will respond with "brutal force," and the army managed to sabotage a number of the vehicles used in the attack.

"I think (the Sinai) needs (a) smarter military presence." expressed Zack Gold, an analyst at the Atlantic Council"s Rafik Hariri Center.

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