Islamic State-affiliated Sinai Province, previously known as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, has claimed responsibility for the ongoing attacks on military sites in North Sinai that have killed at least 20 soldiers so far.
In a statement circulated on Twitter accounts affiliated to the group, IS explained that its allies had mounted 15 simultaneously attacks on military sites, including “martyrdom operations” on Al-Arish’s officers club and two checkpoints in Sheikh Zuweid.
Eleven checkpoints and a police station in Sheikh Zuweid were attacked by militants using missiles, the statement added.
3. Ezra on the attempt by the CBC to remove a Conservative campaign ad from THE INTERNET
4. Here are several links on the Greek default on the bail out debt. This is the first rumble of what could be an economic systemic earthquake. Why not click over to Kitgo and check the live Silver and gold charts after a look. Historically, these metals would spike during and after an event like this, wouldn’t they?
Also it appears that the Greeks were just playing at brinksmanship as they have decided to accept ‘most’ of the terms (so one might assume we could safely ignore most of the materials in the links below)
4b. NYT on same
4c. USA Today
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Sickening anti-Semitic graffiti was daubed on the gates of a north London Jewish primary school – the same day as an axeman smashed the windows of a car parked outside a nearby synagogue.
The two incidents in Stamford Hill are not thought to be related, according to the Shomrim – the area’s volunteer Jewish neighbourhood watch group.
CAIRO, Jul 1 (Aswat Masriya) – Thirteen “terrorists” were killed by Egyptian security forces after a gunfire exchange in Cairo’s October 6 suburb on Wednesday, a security source said.
This comes in tandemn with ongoing clashes in between security forces and militants in North Sinai.
The nine were killed in a raid on headquarters that they were using to hide, the source added.
On Tuesday, three “terrorists” were killed in the same neighbourhood while trying to bomb a car in the vicinity of the October 6 Police Station, security sources said.
An unprecedented wave of Islamic State (IS) attacks on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula has killed at least 36 people — mostly troops — with the toll expected to rise, officials say.
Security sources said five military checkpoints and a police station were targeted by militants.
The dead included several civilians, according to security and medical officials, who said 38 militants were also killed as they battled soldiers and policemen in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid.
Thank you Dumbstruck, Richard, M., and all. Most likely, more to come.