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An Egyptian naval ship on patrol of the Mediterranean Sea sighted ISIS jihadists on the Sinai shoreline and fired at them, but the Islamist extremists retaliated and caused the ship to burst into flames, Egyptian military says.
One of the rockets fired by ISIS struck the ship and made it explode with flames. Several patrol workers were said to have suffered burn injuries.
According to a post on social media by Egyptian military spokesman, Brigadier General Mohammed Samir, there were no casualties among the vessel’s crew during the confrontation with the horror mongers.
It would be recalled that ISIS occupied the famous Sinai – peninsula in November 2014 after about 2,000 members of the Ansar Bait al-Maqdis jihadi group declared alliance with ISIS’ leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The group has been wrecking serious havoc in the region since then.