According to Amaq Agency, 5 Islamic State militants were killed on Sunday after an armed Israeli drone struck an ISIS vehicle traveling in the northern part of the Sinai desert.
The ISIS driver and 4 passengers were killed upon impact – the drone strike occured near the village of Shabana, south of the town of Rafah.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) did not immediately respond to the claim, but generally refrains from confirming or denying strikes outside of Israel.
On February 8, ISIS militants operating under cover in the Sinai Province, shot four rockets at the southern Israeli city of Eilat; fortunately for local civilians, the rockets were apprehended by the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile system.
Although ISIS and Israel initially avoided one another, the two the parties have clashed increasingly in recent months as the IDF have also raided Islamic State positions in southwestern Daraa, Syria on numerous occasions.
ISIS launched its first rocket on Israel on October 5, 2016 which has put the IDF on high-alert at its border.
Meanwhile, ISIS released a propaganda video from Egypt calling on its supporters to kill the country’s minority Christians.