by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2016
Egyptian forces struck an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) ammunition depot in the Sinai Peninsula on July 31, killing more than 40 jihadists.
Jet fighters struck the ammunition depot in North Sinai’s Rafah city, a source told Anadolu news agency.
“At least 46 militants were killed in the attack,” the source added.
Meanwhile, the source said that two leaders of ISIL’s Egyptian affiliate, “Welayet Sinai” (Province of Sinai), were killed in a separate army operation.
The source identified the two slain militants as Sami Shuaib and Mohammed Zeygan.
Ansar Beit al-Maqdis swore allegiance to ISIL in late 2014 and changed its name to “Welayet Sinai”.