Third ISIS attack in 2022 in the vicinity of the Suez Canal

On December 30, 2022, ISIS operatives attacked an Egyptian police checkpoint in the city of Ismailia in Egypt. Three policemen and a civilian were killed and 11 policemen were wounded. This is the third ISIS attack in the past year in the Suez Canal area and the first in three years on the western side of the canal. The incidents during the past year testify to the effort that ISIS is making to expand its activity in Egypt to new areas. It should be noted that the Suez Canal is a strategic region importance for world trade in general and for the Egyptian economy in particular