Friday, August 5, 2016

Egypt 'Kills Head Of Islamic State's Sinai Branch'

The Egyptian military says it has killed the head of the Sinai branch of so-called Islamic State (IS), along with dozens of its fighters.

It said Abu Duaa al-Ansari was killed in a series of air strikes on fighters of the Sinai Province or Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group.

The air strikes targeted jihadist strongholds near the town of El-Arish.

Sinai Province is Egypt's most active insurgent group and has been linked to deadly attacks in Sinai and Cairo.

"The raids left more than 45 terrorists killed, dozens of others injured and several arms caches destroyed," the Egyptian military said.