Sinai Province fires rockets towards airport used by multinational peacekeepers
CAIRO - Reuters
An Egyptian military vehicle is seen on the highway northern Sinai, May 25, 2015. Authorities in the Sinai Peninsula are battling insurgents who support ISIL, the militant group that has seized parts of Iraq, Syria and Libya. Reuters PhotoSinai Province, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) Egypt affiliate, fired rockets on June 9 at the direction of an airport in Sinai used by multinational peacekeeping forces, security sources said, adding that there were no casualties reported.
The group claimed responsibility for the attack on several Twitter accounts linked to it.
Details of the attack were not immediately clear with some security sources saying the rockets fell inside the airport and others saying they fell outside.
Sinai is where multinational peacekeepers known as the Multinational Force Observers (MFO) are based. The MFO was created as a result of the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.