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Islamic State, February 9, 2017

ISIS in Sinai Claims Rocket Barrage on Southern Israeli City of Eilat

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The Islamic State group's affiliate in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has claimed responsibility for the barrage of rockets fired at the southern city of Eilat Wednesday night.

The ISIS-aligned Amaq news agency announced that the affiliate, which calls itself the Sinai Province, fired several Grad rockets toward the Red Sea resort city. The report stated that the war against "the infidels" will continue and that the war against ISIS will not help the unbelievers.

It added that future attacks would be much more severe.

The Iron Dome defense system intercepted at least three of the rockets fired at Eilat on Wednesday night. No Israelis were hurt in the incident, the first one along the Egyptian border in years.

19 months ago, the Sinai Province claimed responsibility for three rockets fired into Israel. Israeli security forces said that two projectiles landed in open areas in the Negev region. No damage or injuries were reported.