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Daesh: Senior Leader in Egypt’s Sinai Killed
The Wahhabi terrorist group Daesh [Arabic acronym for “ISIS” / “ISIL”] said one of its leaders in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula had been killed.
The group's Aamaq news agency announced the death of Abu Hamza al-Maqdisi late Monday, calling him a "martyr" without saying where or how he died. A photo of a young, smiling, bearded man accompanied the report. Daesh said he was killed recently, without specifying the day.
Egypt has been battling militants for years, but the Sinai-based insurgency gained strength after the 2013 military overthrow of the country's first elected Brotherhood president, Mohammad Morsi, whose brief rule was divisive.
In February, Egypt launched a massive operation against militants in Sinai and other parts of the country.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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