According to a report by Islamic State’s official news agency Amaq on Saturday, Israel launched air-strikes on jihadist targets Thursday in the Sinai Peninsula, inflicting multiple fatalities, including two children.
The targets were located near the cities of Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah, in the Northern part of the Sinai, the report said.
No confirmation from independent news outlets was established.
The alleged air attacks occurred on the same day Israeli warplanes hit two targets North of Gaza that belonged to terror group Hamas. This particular air-strike was Israel’s reaction to rockets fired from the area that impacted on an empty field in the Sdot Negev Regional Council near Netivot inside Israeli territory.
There were no reports of casualties or damage to structures from the rockets.
Early on Saturday, of two rockets fired from the Gaza strip, one fell in Palestinian territory while the other landed in empty land near the city of Ashkelon and caused no casualties or damage.
Israeli Army tanks returned fire and strike aircraft hit a number of Hamas targets in the vicinity of the Strip. There were no immediate reports of enemy casualties.
The Hamas terror organization is the major militant group in Gaza. It has mainly held back in launching rockets in Israeli territory since it suffered a major defeat in a 2014 war with the Jewish state. Since then rocket attacks have been regularly been attributed to Islamic State-linked extremist Salafist groups.
Nevertheless, the Israel Defense Forces have consistently reacted with strikes at Hamas installations, considering the terror group accountable for any aggressive actions stemming from its holdings.