The Egyptian jihadist group Ajnad Misr released its first video today to its Facebook and Twitter pages. On April 5, the group had tweeted that it was preparing a video.
Footage of security personnel attacking protesters as well as video of detainees being assaulted is seen in the first half of the new video. According to Al Ahram, some of the video dated back to the rule of Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown in 2011.
In the second half of the video, translated by the SITE Intelligence Group, Ajnad Misr shows the aftermath of eight of its previously claimed attacks. The group said the video was dedicated to the mothers of those who have been injured, killed, or detained by Egypt’s security services.
The video concluded with a message saying “it is a necessity to take revenge for the female captives, and to hit those who assaulted them.”
Ajnad Misr, which formally announced itself on Jan. 23, 2014, has said it is engaged in a campaign to target “criminal” elements of Egypt’s current regime. The group has taken credit for at least 11 attacks since November, according to a tally maintained by The Long War Journal. Most recently, the jihadist group took credit for bombings at Cairo University as well as attacks on March 4, March 11, and March 29 in the Cairo area in a statement released on April 2.
Ajnad Misr, which has been described as “our brothers” by the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis), has said that it is prepared to receive “information about the movements of the officers and personnel of the criminal services, and their addresses.”
According to the group, its operatives have aborted or altered certain operations out of concern for civilians in the area.