Iraqi official claims IS leaders in Sinai trained by Israel
The Islamic State deployed several brigades in the Sinai, whose commanders were trained by Israeli Golani Brigade and are now operating against Egypt said Wahhab al-Tayee, rapporteur of al-Sadeqoun parliamentary faction in Iraq, according to RIA Novosti.
He told FNA that IS is nearing complete destruction in Iraq and Syria, and "it has been transferred to Egypt under the name of Daames (the Islamic State in Egypt and Sudan)."
He further added that the serial killing of Egyptian militaries in the Sinai region proves the authenticity of this claim.
In similar remarks Iranian Supreme Leader's senior adviser, Ali Akbar Velayati, emphasized that the IS was created by the West and Israel to follow their interests in the region.
He said the Israeli government could use the destruction of Muslim holy sites by IS as a justification for the demolition of the Al-Aqsa mosque.
Back in December, the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that the Islamic State was serving the US and Israel's interests.
He stressed that the so-called US-led anti-IS coalition was "nothing but a lie", and said the US airdrops of military equipment and weapons for the IS show the real picture.
He also stressed that the Muslim Ulema are responsible in the current situation, and said that they should create a scientific, logical and prevalent campaign to uproot the Islamic State.