Rockets From Sinai Explode in Southern Israel

Military helicopters and soldiers of Egyptian Armed Forces

Israeli defence minister Avigdor Liberman said on Monday in a media statement to the Israeli Defence Forces' (IDF) radio that Israel's army does not let anything happen without a response, in reference to the two rockets recently fired from Sinai.

The website cited sources in the Israeli army as saying that the warning sirens did not go off in the area in which the rockets exploded.

The firing of the two rockets, which struck an open field in southern Israel and did not cause any damage or injuries, were not claimed by any group, but came shortly after the Islamic State affiliate accused Israel of killing five of its operatives in an airstrike Saturday.

Earlier this month, the jihadist group's Egyptian affiliate Wilayat Sayna (formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis) claimed it was behind a salvo of rockets fired from the Sinai towards Israel's Red Sea resort of city of Eilat.

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Illustrative. Islamic State's affiliate Sinai Province at weapons training, February 6, 2016. The report said the strike targeted a cell preparing to fire rockets at Israel.

Isis has been waging a deadly insurgency against Egyptian security forces in the Sinai but it rarely attempts attacks against Israel. They fell within the area of the Eshkol Regional Council, bordering the Gaza Strip and the Sinai.

The IS has been in a vicious conflict with the Egyptian military in the Sinai for years.

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