Sunday, 27 December, Egyptian security forces announced the elimination of the terrorist threat, the Deputy leader of the group «wilayat Sinai» Shadi al-Manei, was killed last week.
According to the Agency Maan, the field commander of the group «wilayat Sinai» associated with the «Islamic state» was killed near the hospital in El Arish, in Northern Sinai.
It is known that it is about the action, involved in the kidnapping and murder of major General of the Egyptian army, who accompanied al-Mannai in the Sinai. He has been identified by local residents. Then had an operation to neutralize the terrorist.
Recall that the leader of the «wilayat Sinai» Shadi al-Manei (Abu Musabi) was liquidated on December 21, Egyptian air force on the North of the Sinai Peninsula South of Rafah city (near the border with the Gaza strip). According to witnesses, helicopters AH-64 Apache struck a series of blows to the gathering of militants near the settlement of El-Ugra. Direct hit missile the car in which Abu Musabi tried to escape, was destroyed. According to Egyptian media, in total, during the operation, killed 10 extremists.
Shadi al-Manei (Abu Musabi) – comes from a Sinai tribe «zavarka» – was born in March 1988 in Amman (Jordan), his father was Egyptian and her mother Palestinian Arab. In 2005, he was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attacks of the extremist network «Al-Tawhid Wal-Jihad (Monotheism and Jihad») on the Israeli territory from Sinai. Was in prison for a year and a half. In recent years its economy was based on smuggling into the Gaza strip and smuggling Africans to Israel, which was quickly enriched.
In may 2014 the Ministry of internal Affairs of Egypt announced the elimination of al-Manai, but later this information was refuted.
It is known that a few weeks ago Shadi al-Manei visited the Gaza strip and met with senior «Brigades Izaddin al-kasama» (the military wing of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas). The Palestinian media reported that the purpose of his visit was «development cooperation» between the two terrorist groups.
Second channel ITV reported that «Wilayat Sinai» helps Hamas to organize the smuggling of weapons and other goods into the Gaza strip. In response, Palestinian terrorists group provide sophisticated weapons, including anti-tank missiles, «cornet», which the militants fired on an Egyptian warship, and used to destroy armored vehicles in the Sinai Peninsula.
«Wilayat Sinai» involved in the attack on route 12 near Eilat, when they were killed nine Israelis, and for rocket attacks against Eilat. The same group claimed responsibility for the attack on Board the Russian aircraft over the Sinai Peninsula on October 31, which killed 224 people.