Members of the Tarabin Bedouin tribe in Egypt's Sinai peninsula set an ISIS militant on fire and called on other tribes in the area to join them in their fight against the extremist group, Al Arabiya reported on Friday.
According to the report, the attack was caught on camera, along with a warning to other ISIS members that they would suffer the same fate in retaliation for a threat made by the group to conspire with the army and police against the tribe.
One of the tribe's members was cited by Al Arabiya as saying that the man they had burned was a top ISIS figure who had set alight and killed three people and a police officer.
In a statement released on Thursday, the tribe said it would combat ISIS "bravely and courageously, as the sons of the tribe do not fear battles,” the report said.
“It is time to get together to face ISIS, which did not have mercy on the elderly or young, and filled the earth with corruption and destruction,” the statement reportedly said, in a call on other tribes in the area to join the fight.
The northern region of Sinai, bordering the Gaza Strip and Israel, has been a battleground between the Egyptian military and Islamic militants since 2011, when the region sank into lawlessness during the 18-day uprising that led to the ouster of longtime autocratic Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
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