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The Egyptian Army began demolishing homes to create a buffer zone against militants in the Sinai; the Army is also preparing for an operation to target "Sinai extremists." The Egyptian government banned a pro-Morsi political group. The US embassy has warned Americans in Egypt of potential attacks by al Qaeda-affiliated groups after a recent threat posted on a jihadist web site.

Egypt has placed civilian infrastructure under the jurisdiction of the military in the wake of the Oct. 24 terrorist attack in the Sinai that killed 33 Egyptian security personnel. The army has intensified operations in the Sinai, killing four "suspected terrorists," capturing 10, and deploying Apache attack helicopters to destroy 33 "terrorist hideouts," according to Egyptian state media. The army ordered residents out of homes to create a 500-meter buffer zone to combat tunnels from Gaza. A senior Hamas leader denied Gazan involvement in the recent Sinai attack and said that "Hamas is ready to cooperate with Egypt regarding this issue."

The Egyptian military conducted airstrikes on suspected terrorists in north Sinai, killing six, wounding 11, and destroying "ammunition storehouses and several vehicles." The operation was conducted in response to attacks that killed 33 Egyptian soldiers on Oct. 24. A senior Egyptian official has blamed the violence on Palestinian militants, and the country's foreign minister is requesting "additional security support" from the international community.

An attack on an Egyptian Army post on the Sinai Peninsula has killed 25 and wounded 20. Multiple reports assert that it was the result of a suicide bombing, though one "top official" claimed that the location was hit with "a mortar round and rocket-propelled grenades," causing a secondary explosion. Meanwhile, "at least four" masked men tossed molotov cocktails at two cars belonging to the Saudi consulate in Suez. Egyptian police have blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack.

The militant group Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt, has claimed responsibility for the bombing at Cairo University on Oct. 22. Six police officers and five civilians were wounded in the attack.

Jihadists killed six Egyptian security personnel in an IED attack in Al Arish in the Sinai Peninsula. The attack took place in the same area where two policemen were killed in an ambush with RPGs three days ago.

The military claimed it killed Shehata Farhan, a senior leader in Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, or Ansar Jerusalem, during a raid in Rafah. The military also claimed it killed Mohamed Abu Shatiya, an Ansar Jerusalem military commander, also in Rafah last week.

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Security forces arrested four men in Port Said suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State. The Sinai-based terrorist group Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) released a video showing three Egyptians being beheaded and a fourth being shot dead; the group had accused the men of serving as spies for Israel and Egypt.

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Security sources claimed that the military has killed Mohamed Abu Shatiya, a field commander for Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis), during clashes south of Rafah. Two tonnes of explosives were seized by security forces from a nearby tunnel into Gaza. The terror group has released a video threatening to conduct attacks during Eid al-Adha, and mentioned the interior minister and his aides in particular.

State Department designations target al Qaeda's international network

Four of the al Qaeda operatives designated by the State Department have supported the jihad in Syria. One of them may be tied to a key leader in the so-called "Khorasan Group," which was planning attacks in the West. A fifth al Qaeda veteran designated today was sent to Libya by Ayman al Zawahiri in 2011.

Egypt's border with Libya and Sudan ripe for Islamic State expansion

A bomb detonated near the Foreign Ministry in Cairo, killing at least four people. Three bombs also exploded simultaneously in Tanta with a fourth bomb in Mahalla. Another bomb detonated on the Cairo-Zagazig railway. Sixteen detainees escaped Mahalla police station on Sept. 19 after setting a fire with clothes and blankets.

Arab States Lag in Media War Against Extremists

Egypt targets Brotherhood's Al-Azhar bastion

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Six policemen were killed and two more were wounded when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on the way from Rafah to el Arish. A court sentenced 17 Muslim Brotherhood members to prison terms of up to five years for rioting, but acquitted five students, including the nephew of former president Mohamed Morsi.

The Army said it killed seven members of Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) during a shootout in the Sinai. A policeman was killed and several conscripts were injured in a clash with gunmen near a checkpoint on the Cairo-Suez road on Sept. 12. Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 14 others were sentenced to life in jail for murder and inciting violence. Egypt is among some 30 nations joining a coalition against the Islamic State, but will not send ground troops to the fight.