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Fear and Loathing in the Sinai

An suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up near Cairo as he was trying to escape arrest. A police recruit was killed in Port Said when unidentified gunmen opened fire on security forces. At least six Sinai Bedouin have been killed by unidentified gunmen in the past two days. A militant recently killed in Ismailia was said to be a member of the al Furqan Brigades. The Muslim Brotherhood denounced charges that former president Mohammed Morsi conspired with foreign groups to conduct terror attacks in Egypt. Members of the Nasr City terror cell threatened to kill national security officers during their latest court appearance.

Egyptian security forces outgunned by Islamic terrorists in Sinai

Former president Mohammed Morsi and 35 others were charged with conspiring with foreign groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, to conduct terror attacks in Egypt. The public prosecutor also accused the Muslim Brotherhood of carrying out attacks in North Sinai against security personnel since Morsi's ouster. Defense Minister el Sisi met with some Sinai-based leaders, while a military source said 97 percent of tunnels between Gaza and Rafah have been destroyed. Security forces raided an apartment linked to militants in Shorouq City, but no arrests were made. Security forces operating in North Sinai killed two Islamist militants after being attacked.

Israel benefits from Hamas' decline

Egyptian army says 5 jihadists killed in recent Sinai operations

The army spokesman said forces killed a member of Ansar Bayt al Maqdis during operations in North Sinai. Defense Minister el Sisi said operations "to eradicate terrorism and cleanse the Sinai" will continue. An explosive device went off in a residential area of eastern Cairo. A policeman was shot and killed during clashes with Islamist militants near Ismailia. A court reduced the sentence of a Muslim cleric from 11 to 5 years for burning a Bible. Unidentified gunmen killed four members of the Sawarka tribe in a shooting attack in North Sinai.

Egyptian Christians Bridle at Prison Terms for Copts Only in Fatal Clash

Egyptian forces reportedly intensified their campaign to find Ansar Bayt al Maqdis and al Furqan Brigades members in the Ismailia area. Army operations in North Sinai also continued. Defense Minister el Sisi reiterated his call for tribes in Sinai and Upper Egypt to hand over their weaponry. Supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi said they will boycott the country's constitutional referendum. Security forces thwarted a plan to free 40 inmates from Borg al Arab prison.

The army said security forces killed another terrorist who was involved in recent attacks in North Sinai. Overnight an explosion was heard in the Rafah area. Two students were wounded after gunmen opened fire on an army vehicle near a school in Sheikh Zuweid. Authorities thwarted an attempt to detonate a bomb near a police station in Port Said. Security sources claimed that the recent Ismailia bombing was carried out by Ansar Jerusalem.

Egypt's revolution brings little to underdeveloped Sinai

Ansar Jerusalem said it supported continued protests at Egyptian universities. Security forces killed an Islamist militant near Sheikh Zuweid after he threw a grenade, and seized a stockpile of explosive materials near Rafah. Officials said that many of those involved in the Ismailia bombing have been identified and will be arrested soon. A referendum on the country's new constitution will be held on Jan. 14 and 15. A Coptic Christian was sentenced to life in prison for his role in sectarian violence last April.

ISIS judge to Sinai jihadists: 'We and you are one'

Ansar Jerusalem calls for continued protests at Egyptian universities

Interior Minister Ibrahim ordered an investigation into the recent attack outside a security forces camp in Ismailia. Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood were detained near Suez on charges of inciting violence. At least two people were killed during clashes between security forces and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood turns to sisters in fight against state

A day with the IDF's Beduin trackers

A bomb attack near a security forces camp in Ismailia killed at least one person and wounded more than a dozen. A military source said operations in the Sinai since July have resulted in 164 deaths and 592 arrests. Sources also said Ansar Jerusalem sought to carry out more suicide attacks and was in touch with Gaza-based jihadists. Al Jazeera denied reports that its office in Cairo had been raided.

Attack in Ismailia leaves at least 1 dead, 18 wounded

The army's spokesperson claimed security forces arrested a senior member of Ansar Jerusalem. Senior Muslim Brotherhood officials denounced the interim government during their latest court appearance. Authorities have reportedly destroyed Hamas arms caches in North Sinai in recent months. Eleven Qatari citizens were reportedly arrested at an al Jazeera office in Cairo.