Egypt’s military killed 241 militants in the Sinai from July 1-5, the army said Monday, including militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) who launched spectacular attacks last week.

The military has poured troops and armour into the peninsula where security forces have been fighting an Islamist insurgency since then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013.

On July 1, militants from ISIS launched blistering attacks in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid – the scene of regular militant attacks – in which dozens were killed. […]