An al-Qaida group in Sinai: Israeli drone targeted our fighters

An al-Qaida-linked group active in the Sinai Peninsula said Saturday that its fighters were the target of a reported Israeli drone strike into Egyptian territory, a rare operation that could indicate increased Egyptian-Israeli security cooperation against terrorists in the lawless border zone.
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, in a statement posted on a jihadist website, said that an Israeli drone that crossed into Egyptian airspace killed four fighters as they were preparing a cross-border rocket strike into Israel. It said the dead were from Egyptian Sinai tribes and that the rocket squad’s leader escaped.


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