A timeline of major attacks against government targets in the Sinai insurgency from 2014-2017.
By targeting the tourist sector in a fragile Egyptian economy, the bombing of KL9268 has struck a major blow against the Sisi government.
With preliminary reports suggesting KGL9268 ‘disintegrated’ in mid-air, it appears likely that militants in the Sinai are behind the attack.
The recent kidnapping and murder of a Croatian foreign worker has propelled Egypt’s Sinai Province into the media spotlight. But this Islamic State franchise has been a growing threat for a long time, and unless the Egyptian army changes its tactics the situation will only get worse.
There's a rising threat of extremism on the Sinai Peninsula.