Israel reportedly hits ISIS Sinai in reprisal for rocket attack

The Israeli Air Force reportedly attacked Islamist State targets in the Rafah and Sheikh Suweid districts of northern Sinai Monday, after the Islamic group claimed responsibility for the two rockets which exploded harmlessly in Israel’s Eshkol regional council Sunday night. Local Bedouin tribesmen said they had witnessed Israel’s retaliatory air strike. The IDF spokesman declined to comment.

“While dodging Jewish aircraft flying over the Wilaya, the Mujahideen fired 2 Grad rockets at the Jewish Council (Eshkol) alhamdulila,” the ISIS affiliate in Sinai wrote on their Amaq news agency website, while also  claiming a string of deadly attacks on the Egyptian military in northern Sinai.

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