The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has announced the death of one of its leaders in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, where security forces also shot dead 15 militants in a separate encounter.
The terrorist group said in a recent message on Telegram that the Egyptian army killed Abu Hamza al-Maqdisi in an air raid. Maqdisi had been in charge of planning and training for the terrorist group in Sinai.
An unnamed Egyptian security source also confirmed that the top militant had been killed on Monday at Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai province.
“Abu Hamza al-Maqdisi is one of the Daesh operatives who took part in their operations against the army,” AFP quoted the source as saying.