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Militancy on rise in Egypt

The Interior Ministry said security forces carried out a raid against a major terror cell in al Qanatir al Khayriyah and that at least five Ansar Jerusalem members were killed. At least one person was killed during clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. A court sentenced 26 people to death in absentia on terrorism charges. A Cairo prosecutor ordered an investigation into the use of the black al Qaeda flag at a protest at al Azhar University. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on an army conscript in Ismailia.

Egypt says 5 Ansar Jerusalem fighters killed in clashes north of Cairo

New Ansar al Sharia in Egypt claims more than a dozen shooting attacks

According to the group, its fighters targeted 28 security personnel in three of Egypt's governorates. A group under the same name appeared in early March with a founding statement.

Disillusioned foreign fighters abandon rebel ranks in Syria

The army spokesman said security forces had arrested 43 militants and criminals in operations in North Sinai and in cities near the Suez Canal. Hamas denounced Egypt's closure of the Rafah border crossing as a "crime against humanity." Authorities reportedly refused to renew the residency visa for Hamas' Mousa Abu Marzouk. A new purported jihadist group calling itself the Brigades of Ansar al Sharia in the Land of Egypt claimed responsibility for a slew of recent shooting attacks in Egypt.

Gaza jihadist group praises Ansar Jerusalem fighters, calls for more attacks

Two police officers were killed in Qena during a security raid. The army spokesman said three militants were killed and 17 arrested in weekend operations in North Sinai. The Interior Ministry said it arrested two people involved in plot to target a power station in Giza. The army reshuffled a number of its top officers, including the commander in charge of operations in North Sinai.

Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said the government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to deal with terrorists in the country. Security sources said Ansar Jerusalem members were arrested in army operations in North Sinai. A Cairo court will decide on March 24 whether Ansar Jerusalem is a terrorist organization. The cabinet said it would take "decisive" action following the killing of six soldiers yesterday in Cairo.

Egyptian militants outwit army in Sinai battlefield

Ansar Jerusalem confirms deaths of 2 members, including founder

In its first eulogy statements in over two months, Ansar Jerusalem confirmed the deaths of two of its members. The two jihadists were the 18th and 19th named members whose deaths have been confirmed by the group.

Six soldiers were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint in the Cairo area. The army spokesman blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack. Ansar Jerusalem confirmed the death of two of its members, including a founder. The Egyptian military is reportedly planning to launch a major offensive against militants in North Sinai.

Unidentified gunmen killed at least one person and injured three others in an attack on a bus transporting security personnel in Cairo. The army spokesman blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack. Masked gunmen also carried out an attack against security personnel in el Arish. Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were reportedly arrested in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

North Korea denies role in tanker loaded with crude at rebel-held Libya port

Emboldened Libyan Militias Press Demands for Autonomy

The Interior Ministry announced the arrest of a terror cell in Dakahlia. The North Sinai security director said attempts to turn the Sinai into an Islamic emirate have been thwarted. The army spokesman said seven militants were killed in the latest operations in North Sinai and that security forces have destroyed 1,370 smuggling tunnels near the border with Gaza. Ansar Jerusalem released a video in which it called on "spies" in the Sinai to repent.

Egypt, Libya at odds over border control

Ansar Jerusalem calls on 'spies' to repent in latest video

For 3 Egyptian Islamists, violence is only way to respond to police crackdown

Key suspect in January Cairo car bombing killed in shootout