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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.




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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




The army said 18 suspected militants and criminals were arrested in North Sinai operations. Authorities reportedly seized a workshop used for creating explosives and bombs in Sheikh Zuweid. A number of Arab foreign ministers met in Cairo to discuss ways to combat terrorism. The Interior Ministry said a terrorist suspected of involvement in the Cairo Security Directorate bombing was killed in a shootout with authorities. A homemade bomb exploded near a police vehicle in Cairo.




Egypt says suspect in Cairo attack fought in Syria and Libya




Unidentified gunmen fired on a bus transporting soldiers in North Sinai. More than 100 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were released upon orders from Egypt's prosecutor general. Four members of an alleged al Qaeda-linked terror cell were charged for offenses that included planning attacks against the American and French embassies in Egypt.




An official said that an Iranian arms shipment recently intercepted by Israel in the Red Sea was destined for militants in the Sinai or Gaza. At least two police officers were injured in a shooting attacker by gunmen in Zagazig. The army spokesman announced the arrest of 13 suspected militants in operations in North Sinai.




At least one person was injured when a homemade bomb exploded near a tram station in Cairo. Egypt urged other Arab states to designate the Muslim Brotherhod as a terror organization. Security measures were increased around schools in North Sinai for the start of the second semester.




Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a police officer overnight in el Arish, North Sinai. The Foreign Ministry called for an international fund to collect weapons in neighboring Libya. At least two police vehicles were torched by unknown assailants in Giza. Clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces were reported in a number of governorates.




The army said operations in North Sinai resulted in the deaths of 10 militants. Unidentified gunmen fired on a non-commissioned police officer in Beni Suef. An IED exploded overnight in District 7 of 6 October City, while a homemade bomb went off near a courts complex in Qena. A bomb struck a reserve gas pipeline in Port Said. A government-appointed panel blamed Muslim Brotherhood supporters for the deaths of hundreds of people at protests in August.




Egypt's Arms Deal with Russia: Potential Strategic Costs