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Tawfik Furaig… a leading terrorist in Sinai

Tuesday 12/May/2020 - 03:54 PM
The Reference
Indiana Khaled
With a deep, calm voice and an artificial religious tone, while speaking the accent of Egypt’s north coast governorates, Egyptian actor Diaa Abdel Khalek played the role of Tawfik Furaig, who was one of the leading terrorists in Sinai in the soap opera “Al-Ekhtiar”, or “The Choice”.
The soap opera is being played during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan,. Abdel Khalek played the role of Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis’ leader, Tawfik Furaig, aka Abu Abdullah, who was killed on March 13, 2014.
Furaig was killed at the age of 48 by an airstrike, which targeted his car, which was being prepared for attacking some military targets.
Furaig worked as a merchant of muaasel, or hookah tobacco, after he obtained a commercial secondary school certificate in El-Arish, North Sinai Governorate.
Later, Furaig took up takfiri dogmas and joined terrorist groups to become an inghimasi fighter, who is a suicide fighter that submerses in enemy’s line with no intent to come back alive.
Furaig was behind attacking the natural gas pipelines between Egypt and Israel. He also led an attack on an Israeli patrol in which former Muslim Brotherhood members, Bahaa Zaqzouq and Ahmed Wagih, took part.
On March 13, 2014, the Egyptian army said that troops of the Second Army along with police forces carried out a number of raids on takfiri hotbeds, killing seven terrorists in the clashes.
Two days later, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group said in a statement that Furaig was killed by an explosion of a thermobaric bomb he had carried.