Friday, 03 December 2021 08:03 GMT

Sinai's operation causes cellular disruption in south Israel


(MENAFN) The Egyptian army's use of cyber warfare against Islamic State militants in northern Sinai has resulted on cellular blackouts across southern Israel, the IDF confirmed Wednesday, according to Jerusalem Post.

An IDF spokesman told The Jerusalem Post the army is "not surprised" by the electronic warfare component of the large-scale operation, but emphasized that the disruptions caused by the Egyptians are "happening on Egyptian soil."

Nevertheless, the IDF has been coordinating with the Egyptian military on the issue.

A report by Israel's Channel 10 quoted security officials as saying that the Egyptians have promised to resolve the issue within 24 hours.

The Sinai operation comes amid preparations to hold Egypt's presidential election later this month, in which incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi seeks re-election.

The Sinai Peninsula has remained the epicenter of a militant insurgency since 2013, when the army ousted Mohamed Morsi - Egypt's first freely elected president and a Muslim Brotherhood leader - in a military coup.

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