Egyptians gather at the scene following a bombing that struck a main police station in the capital of the northern Sinai province in Al-Arish, Egypt, April 12, 2015. (AP/Muhamed Sabry)
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Egypt's military said Thursday it killed Abu Duaa al-Ansari, whom it identified as the leader of the Sinai branch of Daesh (ISIS).It said the operation was carried out by counterterrorism forces backed by warplanes and guided by "accurate intelligence".Most of the violence has taken place in northern Sinai, a Daesh base.The military has conducted several campaigns to crush insurgents and cut off their arms supplies, demolishing border villages and tunnels it said were used to smuggle arms and fighters from the Gaza Strip.
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