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Army Chief General Abdel Fattah el Sisi met with Russian officials to discuss potential cooperation. The Electricity Ministry announced plans to issue an international tender related to the construction of its first nuclear power plant. The Interior Minister said authorities are aware of a Muslim Brotherhood plot to bring "violence and sabotage" to Egypt on Nov. 19. At least five were killed in clashes between security forces and Islamist militants in the Sinai.
The army arrested 11 extremists wanted in connection with recent attacks in the Sinai. The army announced the destruction and discovery of more smuggling tunnels near Rafah. Shootings by unidentified gunmen were reported in el Arish and Sheikh Zuweid. The Commander of the Second Field Army ordered the release of 120 people detained on suspicion of involvement in attacks in the Sinai. Former president Mohammed Morsi said he was kidnapped by the army a day before his removal was officially announced.
The country's intelligence chief warned that eradicating Sinai jihadist cells "could take some time." The state of emergency, which had been in place since July, was reportedly lifted two days earlier than planned. The detention of former president Morsi was extended for another 30 days. Security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed at Mansoura University. Unidentified gunmen carried out three separate attacks in the Sinai, one of which killed a police officer.
Gunmen fired on a radio station in the al Masa'eed area of el Arish for the second time in recent days. The army announced the seizure of another weapons cache in Rafah. Clashes between security forces and Islamist militants in the Sinai left two dead. The Interior Minister indicated that a curfew and state of emergency in place since July will be lifted on Thursday.
Authorities seized a variety of weaponry and arrested a number of Islamist militants during operations in the Sinai. More weapons being smuggled in the country's western region were seized. Two policemen were killed by gunmen in Ismailia. A bomb exploded near an armored vehicle in North Sinai.
Security forces claimed to have killed eight gunmen during operations in the Sinai. Unidentified gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in el Arish. Smugglers shot and killed a police conscript near Gaza. Border guards thwarted a weapons smuggling operation along the border with Libya.
A US naval convoy crossed through the Suez Canal after increased security was put in place. Security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed in Alexandria. The country will aim to hold parliamentary elections in February or March 2014. The army announced the arrest of a number of suspects in the Sinai, including Salafi jihadists.
Security forces reportedly killed three Islamist militants during clashes in the Sinai. Al Gamaa al Islamiya said it plans to demonstrate against a new protest law. The head of the Cairo office of Iran's Al Alam Channel was arrested. A Sinai resident reportedly turned in three SA-7 missiles to authorities who are asking residents to hand over weapons.
Leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood who fled Egypt after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi have been reorganizing in a number of locations including Turkey, Qatar, and the UK. A court upheld a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood. Security forces arrested 11 suspects during continued operations in the Sinai. Gunmen in the Sinai shot and killed an Egyptian soldier.
A military officer was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Ismailia. The trial of former president Morsi began. Morsi said he believes he is the country's legitimate president and refuses to be tried by the court. Security forces killed three Islamist militants trying to plant an explosive device in North Sinai.
Authorities claimed to have recently arrested members of Ansar Jerusalem and learned new information about the Salafi jihadist group. Prosecutors charged 35 defendants in the August execution of over 20 policemen in the Sinai. Two policemen were killed and another injured in a shooting attack by unidentified gunmen near Ismailia. Authorities raided a weapons cache in the el Arish area.