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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.
A radio station in North Sinai was attacked by unidentified gunmen. Authorities uncovered a major fuel-smuggling network near the Gaza border. Foreign Minister Fahmy said the country was prepared to look at countries other than the US for weaponry. Authorities increased security measures near the Suez Canal, while a security source claimed that Sinai-based "takfirist and jihadist groups are on their last legs."
Paramedics operating in North Sinai were targeted by unidentified gunmen. Authorities detained at least 22 female supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters were reported in Alexandria. Authorities closed off key Cairo squares to limit protests.
Muslim Brotherhood supporters called for daily protests in the lead-up to the trial of former president Morsi. His detention was extended for 15 days due to a pending investigation related to espionage charges. Authorities arrested 36 "terrorist elements" during security sweeps in the Sinai.
Authorities arrested senior Muslim Brotherhood figure Essam el Erian as part of the continuing crackdown on the organization. Unidentified gunmen fired on a checkpoint in Mansoura, the second such incident in recent days. Security forces clashed with students at al Azhar University. Authorities reportedly arrested Nasser Mohammed Ibrahim, a Muslim Brotherhood member suspected of coordinating with Hamas and Salafi jihadists in the Sinai.
Authorities reportedly arrested a top fugitive wanted in connection with terror attacks in Sinai and Cairo. A man dressed as a veiled woman was arrested in the Rafah area. Egypt's army spokesman said armed forces are continuing their operations to "cleanse the Sinai of terrorism." The leftist Popular Current accused the army of arresting people in its operations in the Sinai. In Qalubiya, authorities arrested Nabil al Maghraby, previously imprisoned for his role in the murder of Anwar Sadat, for plotting attacks since his release from prison. A son of a major tribal leader in the Sinai was reportedly killed by Islamist militants for cooperating with the army.
Three policemen were killed in a shooting by unidentified gunmen in Mansoura. Security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed at Al Azhar University. Authorities reportedly arrested 25 Islamist militants wanted in connection with attacks on Interior Minister Ibrahim and al Warraq church.