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An alleged leader in Ansar Jerusalem was killed by Egyptian security forces in North Sinai. State media reported that two Muslim Brotherhood members were killed in a shootout with security forces in the Nile Delta. Authorities managed to defuse an explosive device in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid. Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said the latest video from Ansar Jerusalem about its December attack showed the bankruptcy of the group and provided no new information.

Lebanon - Future Movement, Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya re-examine ties

Ansar Jerusalem releases video of December bombing in Mansoura

The video's release comes a day after the US designated Ansar Jerusalem as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity.

Ansar Jerusalem released a video detailing its December suicide car bomb attack that targeted the Daqahliya security directorate. Egyptian officials said they were preparing a dossier to show Muslim Brotherhood involvement in major terror attacks in Egypt. Prime Minister Mahlab "issued a formal decision" that will allow authorities, based on a recently approved anti-terrorism law, to penalize those supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. A policeman was wounded by a small bomb in a Cairo suburb.

Egypt steps up campaign to control mosques

Four Islamist militants were reportedly killed overnight by locals in North Sinai. Security sources said 24 militants were arrested in operations in North Sinai. A Russian military delegation arrived in Cairo for talks with their Egyptian counterparts.

State Department adds Ansar Jerusalem to terrorist designation lists

The State Department today added the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem to the US government's lists of designated terrorist organizations. Although State says the group "generally maintains a local focus," its attacks are entirely consistent with al Qaeda's global jihad.

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said there is evidence linking the Muslim Brotherhood and Ansar Jerusalem. Security officials said they had arrested senior al Qaeda operative Thirwat Salah Shehata. Officials said that Shehata had been involved in training militants in Libya. In February, Shehata was reported to have left Iran sometime earlier and traveled to Libya.

Zawahiri's longtime deputy reportedly arrested in Egypt

Thirwat Salah Shehata has been arrested in a suburb of Cairo. According to Egyptian officials, he had been training militants in eastern Libya. Shehata has been tracked by US intelligence for more than a decade.

Two men were killed by Islamist militants for allegedly collaborating with Egypt's army. In North Sinai, a police officer was killed by gunmen, and authorities reportedly thwarted an attempt to target the al Gorah airport.

Ajnad Misr claims Cairo University bombings and 3 other attacks

Ajnad Misr stated that its fighters delayed the detonation of the third bomb due to the crowd of civilians in the area. The group also said it has canceled operations in the past that it believed would have harmed civilians.

At least one policeman was killed and about half a dozen people wounded in bombings at Cairo University. Ajnad Misr took responsibility for the bombings. Senior ministers said the government plans to pass new legislation "connected to confronting terrorism." Security forces employed tight measures along main roads in North Sinai looking for suspected militants. Two militants, including a Palestinian, were arrested by authorities in North Sinai.

Bombings at Cairo University leave at least 1 dead

Security forces managed to defuse a bomb that had been placed by unidentified assailants in North Sinai. The army announced the killing of three militants and arrest of 52 others. At least 33 people were wounded in clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Converging Interests May Lead to Cooperation Between Israel and Gulf States

A retired military officer was shot dead by gunmen in Ismailia. Two policemen were arrested for allegedly making contact with jihadists and providing them with information on the positions of security personnel. A bomb was found next to a power station in el Arish, while gunmen opened fire on a vehicle carrying journalists in North Sinai. Security sources said Ansar Jerusalem was behind yesterday's attack on a bus in North Sinai that killed one soldier. Officials announced that presidential elections will be held on May 26-27.

Egypt announces arrest of Ansar al Sharia members linked to shooting attacks

A video confession aired during today's press conference had one of the Ansar al Sharia members saying he had been tasked by Abu Abdullah of Ansar Jerusalem to form the new group.

Islamist militants killed one soldier and wounded three other security personnel in a shooting attack in North Sinai. The Foreign Ministry said 439 security personnel and 57 civilians have been killed in militant attacks since July 2013. Seven suspected terrorists were referred to trial for their involvement in attacks, including one outside a church near Cairo. The Interior Minister announced the arrest of Ansar al Sharia members linked to recent shooting attacks as well as members of a terror cell with links to Libya and Syria.

Amid Egypt's Sweeping Crackdown, North Sinai Residents in Crossfire

New magazine focuses on 'jihad and resistance work in Egypt'