En høyt plassert kommandant i terrorgruppen Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, sier de får rådgivning fra ISIS.

Ansar har drept hundrevis av egyptisk sikkerhetspersonell og gjort Sinai utrygg.

«They teach us how to carry out operations. We communicate through the internet,» the commander, who asked to remain anonymous, told Reuters.

«They don’t give us weapons or fighters. But they teach us how to create secret cells, consisting of five people. Only one person has contact with other cells.»

Man kan se innflytelsen i metodene de kopierer av ISIS.

Ansar recently said it had beheaded four Egyptians, accusing them of providing Israelwith intelligence for an air strike that killed three of its fighters.

Four headless corpses were found in the Sinai Peninsula. It was the first time that any decapitations had been made public in Egypt, a strategic U.S. ally which has a peace treaty with Israel and controls the Suez Canal, a key global shipping route.

In a video on Twitter, armed men in black masks stood over the kneeling captives as one of the militants read out a statement. Minutes later, the four men had their heads cut off.

The Ansar commander, who said his group had contacted Islamic State for advice, described the beheadings as a clear message that anyone cooperating with the group’s enemies would face a similar fate. «The beheadings had a purpose,» he said.

Halshogging later til å ha blitt et jihad-varemerke. I dag ble det kjent at to libanesiske soldater som ble bortført forrige måned, er blitt halshugget.

Ansar-kommandanten sier de også har kontakt med jihadister i Libya og at det er trafikk over grensen. De har også notert terroranslag fra terrorister som er helt ukjent for dem.