Interior Ministry sweeping for terrorist hideouts in Minya, kills 19 perpetrators
Updates on the Daesh terror attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya this past Friday top coverage of Egypt in the international press. Saw seven people were killed in the attack. Leading the coverage was an Interior Ministry announcement yesterday that its forces had killed 19 of the alleged perpetrators of Friday’s Minya shooting. The BBC, Bloomberg, France24, and Voice of America have the story.
Attack signals Daesh is suffering from Operation Sinai: Friday’s Minya attacks have signaled that Daesh is shifting its gaze inland as the military’s Operation Comprehensive Sinai has crippled its forces in Sinai, says the AFP. Being home to many Islamists, Minya and Assiut are considered “fertile ground” for Daesh operations, Cairo University politics professor Moustafa El Sayed said.
More international condolences coming in: King Mohammed VI of Morocco strongly denounced the incident and offered his condolences to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, according to Morocco World News. Pope Francis also condemned the attack yesterday morning, according to the AP.