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The Interior Ministry said it arrested members of a terror cell in Beheira that was targeting security personnel and civilians. Officials began a new push to convince foreigners that Egypt is safe to visit. A police sergeant was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Beni Suef. In Giza, gunmen killed at least one policeman and wounded another. Attacks targeting security personnel were reported in Mansoura and Aswan. The army said 21 militants were arrested in North Sinai and nine others in Minya.
Security sources said they are concerned Ansar Jerusalem is planning new attacks. Prime Minister Mahlab said security will be the top priority for his government. The Interior Ministry announced the arrest of 13 members of a suspected terror cell in Alexandria. Authorities reportedly arrested the owner of a workshop that produced weapons for militants in North Sinai.
Authorities arrested three people on suspicion of forming a terror cell in Sharkiya. The government swore in a new cabinet. The army spokesman said operations in North Sinai resulted in the death of 10 militants and arrest of 11 others. The son of former president Mohammed Morsi was arrested over drug charges.
Unidentified gunmen killed a policeman who was part of the security team guarding the judge in one of Mohammed Morsi's trials. Security forces reportedly closed all roads leading to Rafah as Palestinians protested on the Gaza side of the Rafah border crossing. At least one person was killed and two injured during clashes in Alexandria.
Security forces reportedly arrested those behind the recent shooting death of a national security officer in Sharkiya. The army spokesman said one militant was killed and 11 others arrested during operations in North Sinai. Authorities arrested seven people suspected of inciting violence on Facebook against security personnel.
A court sentenced 26 people to death for forming a terror group that sought to launch attacks against the Suez Canal. Army chief Abdel Fattah el Sisi is expected to stay on as defense minister in the new Cabinet. State TV said Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim will keep his position. In March, a court will announce whether Hamas is a terror organization in Egypt. Egyptian military helicopters struck a number of targets south of Sheikh Zuweid in North Sinai.
The army spokesman said 16 militants were arrested during operations in North Sinai. A military officer was wounded in a shooting attack by gunmen in Sharkiya. Border Guards detained five Muslim Brotherhood members who were reportedly fleeing to Sudan. Egypt's newly designated prime minister said his government would work to "crush terrorism" throughout the country. Unidentified gunmen blew up a gas pipeline in North Sinai.
The army spokesman said operations in North Sinai over the weekend had resulted in the death of 14 militants and the arrest of 23 others. The spokesman also said an Ansar Jerusalem member was killed during a firefight with forces. Prime Minister Beblawi announced that the current Egyptian cabinet had resigned. A court upheld the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization. A policeman was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Sharqiya.
A security officer was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in Sharkiya. Military sources said 10 militants were killed in the latest air strikes in North Sinai. Former President Mohammed Morsi said the court trying him and other Brotherhood members lacks the necessary authority.
Egyptian helicopters carried out a number of airstrikes in North Sinai. Security sources claimed to have arrested one of the Ansar Jerusalem members responsible for the Jan. 25 downing of a helicopter with a SAM. Security officials also said five Islamist militants were killed and 36 others arrested in operations in North Sinai. Five Egyptians deported from Madagascar were detained on charges of belonging to al Qaeda.
New photos of the Nasr City terror cell were published by the Egyptian media. Officials claimed that senior members of Ansar Jerusalem were killed in North Sinai airstrikes. Security sources said three people tied to the Taba tourist bus bombing have been arrested. Gunmen carried out three separate shooting attacks in the Sharkiya area in the past 24 hours.
The army carried out extensive bombing campaigns in North Sinai reportedly targeting Ansar Jerusalem fighters. A military source admitted that Egyptian authorities do not know the identity of most Ansar Jerusalem members. A court hearing for those suspected of killing more than 20 Egyptian policemen in August 2013 took place.