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.

  • Cat-astrophe

    Meet then new boss, same as the old boss…

  • bob e

    Bedouin tribes just like always .. good kill

  • ismiselemeas

    Read this just as I opened a bottle of excellent red. Too late in the night for a fresh croissant (the waist) but good news none the less.

  • simus1

    The DM “coverage” was amusing in that they listed one of the dead perp’s “accomplishments” as claiming responsibility for the Russian charter flight shoot down. They didn’t bother noting that the shoot down story was an attempt to cover up that the plane really crashed from an inside job bomb going off.