The extremist group IS' Egyptian wing conducted a series of coordinated attacks against military posts in the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday. The Egyptian military responded with F-16 aircraft and combat helicopters.
Civilians, police officers, soldiers and IS-fighters were among the killed in the IS-attack - one of the largest from a terrorist group in Egypt ever.
Over 300 militants insurgents, equipped with heavy weapons and anti-aircraft guns, participated in the attacks, according to security sources.
Egyptian armed forces say they have killed at least 100 IS-fighters, while 17 Egyptian soldiers were killed.
In the wake of the attack in Egypt on Wednesday, Egyptian military has responded by publishing graphic pictures of dead IS terrorists on its own official Facebook page.
- This means war, says an unnamed, high-ranking military source to AFP.
Late Wednesday evening the Egyptian military posted multiple photos on its official Facebook page, with gruesome close-ups of the IS-terrorists who were killed in Wednesday's fighting.
One of the more graphic albums has been shared almost 200,000 times. According to Newsweek, the army receives support by Egyptians in comment fields under the pictures, but many also appears to be critical of the authorities' use of force.
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