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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Fighting in Sinai inadvertently disrupts cellular coverage in Israel

Egypt has inadvertently been disrupting cellular coverage in Israel for two weeks as the military uses cyber warfare against Daesh in Sinai, The Jerusalem Post reports. An unidentified Egyptian official tells Reuters that Egypt had not intended to jam Israeli networks but confirmed that “obviously, we want to stop the terrorists from communicating.” The AP, Arutz Sheva, and Honest Reporting also carried the story.

The military’s campaign against Daesh affiliated fighters in the North Sinai is unlikely to succeed due to the regime’s blunt force approach, Gregory Aftandilian and Hrach Gregorian write for The Hill. While, the Algemeiner’s Zvi Mazel says the operation should be extended if it means to eradicate the threat entirely.

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