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State Department adds Osama bin Laden's doctor to terrorist designation list

Ramzi Mawafi was added to the US government's list of specially designated global terrorists today. Mawafi has been publicly identified as the emir of al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula, which serves as a platform for funneling al Qaeda's assistance to allied jihadist groups.


Al Qaeda's expansion into Egypt

Testimony to the House Committee on Homeland Security on al Qaeda's network in Egypt and the threat it poses to the US


Bloomberg News on Zawahiri's communications




Former bin Laden doctor reportedly heads al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula

Ramzi Mowafi.jpgJihadists operating in the Sinai who are linked to Ramzi Mowafi, a former physician for Osama bin Laden, have reportedly been arrested. Mowafi, also an explosives expert, is said to be the head of al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula.


Israeli soldier killed in border clash with 'terrorists'

Israeli troops killed three "terrorists" who attacked a construction crew as it was building a security fence along the border with Egypt. One of the terrorists was wearing a suicide vest.


Mujahideen Shura Council denies involvement in Sinai assault




'Global jihadists' overrun Egyptian Army outpost on Israeli border

More than 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed as an al Qaeda-linked terror group overran an outpost, seized two armored personnel carriers, and crossed into Israel. Israeli troops destroyed one of the APCs, and killed six terrorists. In a separate operation, the Israeli Air Force targeted a Mujahideen Shura Council "terrorist squad" that was plotting future attacks.


Mujahideen Shura Council calls attack in Israel a 'gift' to Zawahiri and al Qaeda 'brothers'

The Egyptian terror group again claimed credit for last month's cross-border attack in Israel that killed a construction worker, and said it is "continuing with our pledge of allegiance on the path of jihad."


Al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for attack in Israel

A newly-announced terrorist organization claimed responsibility for yesterday's cross border attack in Israel, which killed one Israeli civilian. The group, which calls itself Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC), features al Qaeda-style flags in its videos and says the attack is dedicated to Osama bin Laden.


Islamist fighters gain in Egyptian Sinai




Ansar al Jihad swears allegiance to al Qaeda's emir

"We give you allegiance for obedience in good and bad, in difficulty and ease," Ansar al Jihad told Ayman al Zawahiri in a statement released on the Internet.


Israel kills 'Global Jihad affiliated-terrorists' in Gaza airstrikes

Three members of al Qaeda-linked Salafist groups in Gaza were killed in two airstrikes over the past day.


Ansar al Jihad in the Sinai Peninsula announces formation

The new Egyptian terror group vowed to "fulfill the oath" of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.


Egyptian police arrested the head of al Qaeda's branch in the Sinai. Mohammed Eid Muslih Hamad, who is also known as El Tihi, was captured in El Arish. He has been behind six bombings of a pipeline to Israel and Jordan.


 
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