DEBKAfile: Coordinated ISIS executions in Sinai and Libya
DEBKAfile learns from its exclusive counter-terrorism sources that, in the last 48 hours, the Islamic State has staged multiple executions by beheading of Egyptian and Libyan officers in the Sinai town of El Arish and the Libyan town of Derna. The atrocities in the two places were closely coordinated. The two towns are 1069 km apart, but both are ISIS hubs for the smuggling of arms and fighters between Egypt and Libya. Egyptian and Libyan security authorities have imposed a blackout on the executions whose number is unknown.