Three leaders were among 19 members of Sinai Province group who were killed in air raids, Egyptian military says.
Air raids in northern Sinai have killed 19 members of Egypt's ISIL affiliate, including three of its leaders, according to the Egyptian military.
There was no immediate comment from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in response to the Egyptian army's claim.
The military said in a statement on its official Facebook page on Thursday that the raids were directed at Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, a Sinai-based group that has been blamed for the killing of hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police.
The group pledged allegiance to ISIL, also known as ISIS, in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province.
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