Sinai Province of the Islamic State (IS) claimed destroying a frigate of the Egyptian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea.
In a communique distributed on Twitter on July 16, 2015, the group reported that fighters struck the frigate with a guided rocket, which led to its complete destruction and the killing of all who were onboard. It provided three photos of the attack.
Following is a translation of the message:
Urgent: Destroying a Frigate of the Naval Forces of the Apostate Egyptian Army in the Mediterranean Sea
29 Ramadan 1436
In a blessed operation for which Allah facilitated its causes, the mujahideen were able to target a frigate of the naval forces of the apostate Egyptian army in the Mediterranean Sea, north of Rafah, and that was with a guided rocket. It led to its complete destruction and the elimination of all who were in it, and unto Allah is all praise and gratitude.