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Egypt's Sinai Province swears allegiance to new Islamic State leader

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CAIRO (Reuters) – 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.

(Reporting Hesham Abdulkhalek; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Peter Graff)

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