CAIRO: Gunmen fatally shot a local in Berth village in southern Rafah, North Sinai, after he refused to take their publications and abducted another man Sunday, tribal sources told Youm7.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis distributed “warning statements” among the Tarabin tribe, ordering them not to deal with the Egyptian military, according to a Twitter account that presents itself as the media account of Sinai Province. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has given itself since it pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in November 2014.
On Saturday, the Twitter account posted pictures of masked, armed men in military uniform handing publications to drivers and street vendors in the daylight.
Unlike Arish, where the curfew hours have been reduced to seven, Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed have remain under 11 hours of curfew every day, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has abducted and executed dozens of Bedouins in the past year and a half, filming their beheading and accusing them of collaborating with the Egyptian army.