Leader of ISIS in Egypt's Sinai killed by air force, sources confirm
Friday, 05 August 2016 - 8:33
The leader of the Islamic State’s operations in the volatile Sinai Peninsula and mastermind of the October 2015 attack on a Russian airliner in the region that left 224 dead has been killed by Egypt’s air force, intelligence sources told Fox News Thursday.
ISIS Sinai leader Abu Dua al-Ansari was killed in Al Arish, the sources said.
A post on the Facebook page of the military's chief spokesman, Brig-Gen Mohammed Samir, said al-Ansari was killed in an operation guided by "accurate intelligence."
He helped organize ISIS activities in the region including attacks against U.N. personnel in their Sinai base, investigators said.