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Egypt Military: ISIS Leader Killed In Sinai

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Egypt Military: ISIS Leader Killed In Sinai

Egyptian army soldiers patrol the Cairo-Ismailia desert road in Egypt, August 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

On April 18, the Egyptian Defense Ministry announced that its forces had killed a man identified as the leader of ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula this week.

According to the Ministry of Defense, Nasser Abu Zaqoul was killed during the army’s large-scale operation in the southern part of the Sinai Peninsula.

Army troops found a rifle, two grenades and a large quantity of ammunition with the slain terrorist leader.

The announcement came just a few days after 8 soldiers were killed and 15 wounded when militants wearing explosive belts blew themselves up in an attack on a military base in central Sinai.

The Egyptian military launched a major operation against ISIS on February 9 in the Sinai Peninsula in an attempt to neutralise the terrorist group.

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  • χρηστος

    well it seems that ISIS has grown very big in this area. Egypt seemed to ignore the problem. Why?for political reasons i think, the present of a terrorist state inside egypt would damage its profile and its tourism-based economy. they tried to isolate the threat but noone has succeded in this…..