Abu Duaa al-Ansari, the leader of a local ISIS affiliate terror group in Egypt, has been killed in an air strike carried out by the Egyptian Air Force. al-Ansari was killed during a bombing raid on Jihadist strongholds near the town of El-Arish in the Sinai Province of Egypt. The raids left more than 45 terrorists dead.
El-Arish is a hotbed of terrorist activity in Egypt and major congregating point for local Jihadists. al-Ansari was killed in a raid that was part of a week-long bombing raid that targeted terrorist strong holds in the residential city.
Terrorists in the Sinai Province are responsible for several deadly attack in Sinai and Cairo. The Egyptian military states that these week-long rain not only killed an influential leader but also decimated the groups arms and equipment caches throughout the city.
Brigadier General Mohammed Samir stated that the operation was part of the response to a 35-minute video released earlier last week by the terrorist group. The video featured militants attacking Egyptian police and security forces with IEDs, assault rifle attacks, and sniper fire. Egyptian military officials state that the footage was a compilation of previous attacks on Egyptian security forces.
ISIS has not yet responded to the death of al-Ansari. Independent source have also been unable to confirm the death due to strict anti-media and anti-terror laws in the Sinai Providence that restrict coverage.