Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis claims beheading four Egyptian civilians
Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis - Screen shot from video of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis

CAIRO: Terrorist group Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis has claimed on Thursday beheading four civilian Egyptians hailing from Sawarka and Romailat villages in Sinai, after accusing them of spying for Israel.

The Sinai based militant group claimed in the video that an Israeli drone crossed into Egypt on July 27 and killed three of its Jihadists, after being penetrated by traitors informing the Israeli Mossad about their places.

Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis is designated as a “terrorist group”, and had espoused many deadly operations against the police and the military.

The 29-minute video was published on an alleged Ansar Bayt Maqdis Twitter account Thursday morning.

It presented confessions of the men, while saying they were working with the Israeli Mossad, and received money in return.

Footage showed a masked man dressed in black surrounded by other masked men reading out a statement before standing on the bodies of the four blindfolded men and cutting their heads off one after another.

The footage showed the masked man while putting the decapitated heads on their respective corpses.

On Aug. 20, residents southern Sheikh Zuweid found two beheaded corpses of two men who were among four that were previously abducted by gunmen, Egyptian media reported at the time.

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