Quick analysis on the Islamic State's naval attacks today.

Quick analysis on the Islamic State's naval attacks today.

ai branch (Wilayat al-Sina) claim ed credit for attacking an Egyptian naval craft off the Sinai coast very close to the border with the Gaza strip. The facts surrounding this attack are murky so far. At least some injuries have been reported, but Egyptian authorities have not been clear on the details of the attack. The vessel seems to have been moored to a buoy when attacked. A static ship is a much easier target than a patrolling vesseling, and if she was moored overnight (likely), then the militants had plenty of time to surveill the target prior to attacking. Although IS claimed they destroyed a frigate, the boat appears to be a Swiftships 26 meter fast patrol patrol craft. Egypt has acquired several variants of Swiftships PCs, some of which are built locally under license in Egyptian shipyards. The weapon appears to have been a guided missile of some sort, possibly a ...

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