Egypt’s army killed the leader of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis”. This is stated in a message posted on the official Facebook page of the Ministry of defense of Egypt. This is the group the CIA and Russia is considered responsible for the attack on Board the aircraft of airline “Kogalymavia” at the end of October 2015.
According to Reuters, we are talking about the leader of the group — Abu Duaa al-Ansari.
In June this year, the head of the CIA John Brennan said that the explosion on Board Russian passenger aircraft Airbus A321 in sky over the Sinai Peninsula staged a associated with the banned in Russia “Islamic state” (ISIS) Egyptian group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis”.
Subsequently, the group changed its name to “Sinai province”. In late November the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu also said that the terrorist attack on Board a Russian airliner involved in the militant group Vilayat Sinai” sworn IG.