reuters/Egypt says kills top militant leader in Sinai

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-A top leader of Egypt’s most active Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis was killed on Friday by Egyptian soldiers in the lawless north of the Sinai Peninsula, a military spokesman said on Facebook.

The spokesman said Shehata Farhan was implicated in operations targeting of police and security forces and was killed during a raid in the town of Rafah, near the border with Gaza.

Egypt said last week it had killed a field commander of Ansar, Mohamed Abu Shatiya, in clashes south of Rafah.

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