Leader of ISIS in Egypt's Sinai killed by air force, sources confirm


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.

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