Young man kidnapped in North Sinai - source

Sunday 25-01-2015 02:54 PM
Young man kidnapped in North Sinai - source

A snapshot from a video released on Twitter by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis on August 28, 2014.


NORTH SINAI, Jan 25 (Aswat Masriya) – Unknown armed assailants kidnapped on Sunday a young man in North Sinai who belongs to one of the tribes south of Sheikh Zuweid, a police source said.

The source accused the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis of kidnapping the young man for his alleged cooperation with the security apparatus.

The young man was taken to an unknown location by masked assailants, tribal sources said.

The number of security personnel and civilians killed in armed attacks by militants in North Sinai significantly surged during the past few months. 

In a video allegedly released by the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis militant group in August, the group claimed responsibility for beheading four Egyptians, accusing them of providing intelligence to Israel.

The group has also warned inhabitants of Sinai against "cooperating with the Jews and spying on their fellow Muslims", urging those involved to repent to be pardoned.

Similar executions of civilians have been repeatedly occurring since then, gripping the lives of dozens of residents.

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped on January 11 police officer Ayman al-Desouki, who worked at the Rafah border-crossing. Desouki’s body was found in North Sinai two days later, with two gunshots to the head.

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