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Egypt: Terrorist Daesh Leader Killed in Sinai
Daesh [the Arabic acronym for terrorist ‘ISIS/ISIL’ group] announced that one of the leaders of its affiliate in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula was killed.
The terrorist group's Aamaq news agency issued an announcement late Sunday about the death of Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi.
A photo of a young bearded man accompanied the report. The Takfiri group added that he was killed earlier this month, but did not disclose where or under what circumstances.
Egypt has been battling terrorists for years but the Sinai-based insurgency gained strength after the 2013 overthrow of the country's elected but divisive extremist president, Mohammad Morsi.
In February, Egypt launched a massive operation against militants in Sinai as well as parts of the Nile Delta region and the Western Desert, along the porous border with Libya.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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