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Egypt designates ISIL as 'terrorist' organization

Iran Press TV

Sun Nov 30, 2014 10:52PM GMT

The ISIL Takfiri group, which has long been committing heinous crimes in the Middle East, is branded as a "terrorist" organization by a court in Egypt.

The Egyptian court also designated as terrorist the so-called Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, an Egyptian militant group that pledged allegiance to the ISIL terrorist group earlier in November, official MENA news agency reported on Sunday.

The Egyptian terrorist group, which operates in the country's restive Sinai Peninsula, has killed scores of Egyptian soldiers and cops.

The decision to label the militant groups as terrorist organizations was made after Ahmed Ibrahim, a lawyer at the Nedal Center for Rights, filed a lawsuit urging a ban on the ISIL Takfiri group and any other groups affiliated with it in Egypt.

The ISIL militants control large areas across northern and western Iraq as well as eastern Syria. The militants have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations, against Iraqi communities such as Shias, Sunnis, Kurds, and Christians.

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