FILE - This photo posted on a file sharing website Jan. 11, 2017, by the Islamic State Group in Sinai shows a deadly attack by militants on an Egyptian police checkpoint, Jan. 9, 2017, in el-Arish, north Sinai, Egypt.
FILE - This photo posted on a file sharing website Jan. 11, 2017, by the Islamic State Group in Sinai shows a deadly attack by militants on an Egyptian police checkpoint, Jan. 9, 2017, in el-Arish, north Sinai, Egypt.

CAIRO - Egypt's Islamic State affiliate, Sinai Province, has sworn allegiance to the new leader named by the group following the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the affiliate said on Telegram on Saturday.

Sinai Province, which has waged an insurgency against the Egyptian state, posted pictures of around two dozen fighters standing among trees, with a caption saying they were pledging allegiance to Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Quraishi.

 

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