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Explosion in El-Arish, in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula, Jan. 29, 2015.

Simultaneous blasts tore through the Egyptian town of el-Arish and several others in the Sinai peninsula, leaving at least 25 dead and several dozen wounded.

Islamist terrorists are suspected to be behind the blasts. The terrorist organization Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which folded into ISIS recently, has struck the area in terrorist attacks over the past year, but the extraordinary coordination in Thursday night’s attack was unprecedented.


The attacks targeted police and military bases, although civilians were among those killed and wounded.

At least one car bomb was used in the blasts, as well as mortar rounds. The car bomb went off outside of a military base, and mortar rounds struck a hotel, a police station and more than a dozen checkpoints.

The death toll is expected to rise.


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  1. The "Brothers in Egypt" will not quit. Isis will not quit. Iran will not quit. All the other Terrorist organizations around the World – will not quit. Barack Obama and HIS Democrat Party will not quit. Look what they did to Gov. Scott Walker in Wi. Look what Obama's Democrat party did to our IRS. and .. to our health system… Look what they did to and for Lois Lerner. We quit…. in Lybia – in Iraq – we are about to quit in Afganistan – we quit in Syria…in Russia … in the Crimea and on and on. Can the USA even stand – in the next two years ?

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