Sinai Jihadists Claim Five More Beheadings

(Times of Israel) Yifa Yaakov - Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a jihadist group operating in Sinai, claimed responsibility for executing five more Bedouins for collaborating with Israel, after it announced Thursday that it had beheaded four people on the same charges, Israel Radio reported Tuesday. In a video released Thursday, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed the men had provided intelligence to Israel's Mossad agency. The video showed men in black masks beheading the accused collaborators as they knelt on the ground, according to Reuters. Also Tuesday, a roadside bomb exploded near an Egyptian armored police vehicle traveling through the Sinai village of el-Wefaq, near the border with Gaza, killing 11 police officers, including a senior official.

2014-09-03 00:00:00

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