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    Egypt-Based Daesh-Linked Terror Group Plans to Attack Israel Within Six Months

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    Israeli experts reportedly anticipate that a Daesh-linked terrorist group will attack the country within six months.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Wilayat Sinai terror group linked to Daesh and active on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is plotting a terror attack against Israel, which could happen within six months, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing an Israeli military officer on Friday.

    "It could happen today, tomorrow, in a month but within the next six months we will come into an engagement with Wilayat Sinai… In the next six months they will try to carry out an attack and try to do something against Israel," the officer said on condition of anonymity.

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    According to the officer, the Israeli experts anticipate that anti-tank missiles with a range of over three miles as well as armored vehicles, including at least one M60 tank stolen by the group from the Egyptian army will be turned against Israel.

    In 2014, Sinai's indigenous militants pledged allegiance to Daesh outlawed in many countries, including Russia and the United States. The self-proclaimed Wilayat Sinai has subsequently claimed responsibility for a number of deadly attacks in the area.

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