ISIS: Israel Carried Out Three Strikes in Sinai in Recent Days

Earlier sirens went off in southern Israel after army detected rocket fire from Egypt.

A soldier mans a watch tower on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing.
SAID KHATIB/AFP

Israeli forces carried out three strikes in Egypt's Sinai in the past three days, the Islamic State group's Amaq news agency reported on Tuesday.

The strikes took place in northern Sinai, south of the port city of al-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid.

Early on Tuesday, sirens warning of an incoming rocket went off in southern Israel, near the border with Egypt. The military said a rocket launch was detected, but no evidence that a rocket had fallen in Israel was found. Therefore, the army believes that the rocket had exploded on the Egyptian side of the border.

In July, Bloomberg reported that Israel launched several drone strikes on militants in the Sinai Peninsula in recent years, citing a former senior Israeli official. The report said the attacks were carried out with Egypt's blessing.

IDF deputy chief Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, also quoted in the article, said cooperation between Israel and Egypt has never been better. “It’s not about love, it’s not about common values," he said.