Report: ISIS claims Israeli drone attack killed 4 terrorists in Sinai

About two weeks ago ISIS shot four missiles from the Sinai Desert into the southern city of Eilat.

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
February 20, 2017 00:29
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Drone (illustrative)

Drone (illustrative). (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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An unmanned Israeli drone has allegedly bombed and killed four ISIS members in Egypt's northern Sinai region, according to Arabic media reports Sunday.

According to outlets affiliated with "Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis," the Egyptian branch of the terror group, the four died when they "fell as martyrs to the Jewish enemy."

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The Egyptian Army said it was opening an investigation into two large explosions in the area, however an army spokesman denied that it was Israel who was responsible.

About two weeks ago ISIS shot four missiles from the Sinai Desert into the southern city of Eilat.

In a message published to the media, ISIS proudly stated they there were indeed responsible for the fire that was directed at southern Israel late on Wednesday, boasting of their intentions to commit further attacks.

"With the grace of God alone, a military squad fired several Grad rockets at encampments of Jewish usurpers in the city of Um al-Rashrash [Eilat] in order to teach the Jews and the crusaders that a proxy war will not avail them of anything."

Threatening to proceed with the aggression, the message went on to say that "the future will be more calamitous with Allah's permission."



During the incident, four projectiles were fired into southern Israel and three were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system, according to the IDF Southern Command.


Jpost.com Staff contributed to this report.

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