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Egypt Claims To Have Killed The Leader Of ISIS' Sinai Affiliate

The affiliate has carried out numerous attacks in Egypt.
One of three French made Rafale fighter jets for Egypt air force is pictured at an air base in the southern France city of Is
One of three French made Rafale fighter jets for Egypt air force is pictured at an air base in the southern France city of Istres on July 20, 2015.

CAIRO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Egypt’s military said on Thursday it had killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari, which it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of Islamic State, in a series of air strikes near the town of Arish.

It said on its Facebook page that the strikes had also killed 45 other Islamic State fighters and destroyed arms and ammunition stores used by the group.

There was no immediate confirmation from Sinai Province, Islamic State’s offshoot in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

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