Islamic State targets Suez Canal

Islamic State will definitely try to hit Egypt's central nerve, the Suez Canal, say security experts less than a month before the opening of the expanded Canal.

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In less than a month, the new expanded Suez Canal will be opened with a big ceremony. And this event on the 6th of August could very well be an obvious target for the armed terror organization Islamic State (ISIS) to attack the Canal, note several security experts in various international media.

At security firm Risk Intelligence, CEO Hans Tino Hansen does not doubt that the Canal is an attractive target for ISIS:

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