London, Feb 10 (IANS) An Islamic State (IS) affiliate in Egypt has released a video purporting to show the beheading of eight Bedouin Arab men it accused of working for the Egyptian and Israeli armies, media reported Tuesday.
The video, posted on the Twitter account of the jihadi group known as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis’ late Monday, also showed what it said were victims of Egyptian military operations in the restive Sinai Peninsula, the Daily Mail reported.
The group before pledging allegiance to the IS in November last year, has released footage in the past showing the execution of alleged informants.
In the latest video, masked militants in camouflage behead eight men, some of them in broad daylight at a major thoroughfare in north Sinai.
The men were first made to confess they worked for the armies of Egypt and Israel.
It came as suspected militants set off five bombs in Egypt’s second largest city of Alexandria Tuesday and air raids afterwards in the Sinai Peninsula killed 15 suspected extremists.