Egyptian Militant Group Swears Allegiance to Islamic State

November 10, 2014 11:56 AM

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An Egyptian militant group has pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the al-Qaeda breakaway battling to control Iraq and Syria, according to an audio clip posted on its Twitter account.

The move by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, based in Egypt’s restive Sinai peninsula, highlights Islamic State’s widening influence in the region.

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