Egyptian Military: Sinai ISIS Leader Is Killed

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Egypt’s military says it has killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari whom it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of the ISIS terrorist group.

Egyptian Military: Sinai ISIS Leader Is Killed

Egyptian Army soldiers (Photo: USAF / SRA D. Myles Cullen)

Egypt’s military says it has killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari whom it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of the ISIS terrorist group.

According to a post on Brigadier General Mohammed Samir’s Facebook page, a series of airstrikes on the town of El-Arish was carried out by the military, with the result that al-Ansari, as well as 45 Islamic State fighters were killed.

The post did not provide the information about when the airstrikes were carried out.

Islamic militants in the Sinai have been battered by the Egyptian forces for years, but the Islamic State fighters has been specifically targeted in recent months. The US estimates the number of IS fighters there to be in the high hundreds – up to about 1,000.

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