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As 2014 dawns, Israel keeps a nervous eye on regional jihadist groups




At least five people were wounded when a bomb exploded near a bus in Cairo. Security sources claimed there is an alliance between Ansar Jerusalem, the al Furqan Brigades, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Gamaa Islamiyya said the government's decision to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist group opens the door to violence. Unidentified gunmen wounded a policeman in a shooting attack in the Beheira Governorate. Authorities arrested dozens of Muslim Brotherhood members in security sweeps. A new poll found that over a third of Egyptians hold the Brotherhood responsible for the recent Mansoura bombing, which was claimed by Ansar Jerusalem.




Egypt Brotherhood may radicalise after terror listing




The Muslim Brotherhood was declared to be a terrorist organization by the interim government. Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the Dec. 24 suicide bombing in Mansoura that killed more than a dozen. The army spokesman said authorities thwarted a plot, allegedly involving a Hamas member, to target a security post in Sinai. Authorities reportedly arrested a doctor tied to the al Furqan Brigades in North Sinai. At least three people were wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus in North Sinai. Hisham Qandil, the country's former prime minister, was detained as he tried to flee to Sudan.




Analysis: As Egypt hardliners gain, scope for conflict grows




Egypt designates Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist group




Ansar Jerusalem claims responsibility for Mansoura suicide bombing

The attack in Mansoura came a day after the Sinai-based group had called on Egyptian security forces to stop serving. In its statement, Ansar Jerusalem noted that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, at least the third used by the group in recent months.


At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a bombing at a security building in Mansoura. The Interior Ministry said preliminary investigations suggested the attack was a suicide car bombing. Mansoura residents attacked property linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, while political bodies blamed the Brotherhood for the attack. Overnight a roadside bomb targeted a security vehicle near el Arish.




Egyptian Christians living in fear of kidnap and torture




Exclusive: Assad's secret oil lifeline: Iraqi crude from Egypt




Bombing in Mansoura leaves at least 12 dead, 130 injured

The attack comes a day after Ansar Jerusalem said its fighters were prepared to "do jihad against" members of the security forces who do not repent and leave their positions. The number of wounded is the highest in a single attack since the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi in early July.


The army spokesman said operations in North Sinai in recent months had resulted in the death of 184 terrorists, a quarter of whom were said to be foreigners. The spokesman further said that 803 people had been arrested as part of the operations in North Sinai. Ansar Jerusalem called on members of the security forces to leave their positions. Officials announced the formation of a panel to investigate the violence following the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi in early July.




Who runs the Brotherhood?




Ansar Jerusalem threatens Egyptian security forces as army claims successes




The army spokesman said security forces operating in North Sinai killed four terrorists, including a leader in Ansar Jerusalem. Forces also reportedly arrested four terrorists trying to flee to the Gaza Strip. Authorities jailed three figures known for their roles in the 2011 uprising against the Mubarak regime. A recent Hamas rocket launch landed in Egyptian territorial waters. Security sources claimed that Ahmed Salama Mabrouk, a member of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, plays a key role in Ansar Jerusalem.




An explosive device went off overnight near a military vehicle south of el Arish. A day after major clashes with Ansar Jerusalem fighters, authorities imposed a curfew for a number of villages near Rafah. Al Gamaa al Islamiya said it plans to oppose the country's upcoming constitutional referendum. Former president Mohammed Morsi and over 125 others were referred to court over charges related to a mass jailbreak in January 2011.




Egyptian raid in Ansar Jerusalem stronghold fails to achieve goals

According to Egypt's army spokesman, the raid targeted Shadi el Menai and Kamal Allam, both of whom appear to have survived. At least two Egyptian soldiers were killed during the clashes.


The Sinai of All Fears




Egyptian security forces raided the village of al Mahdiya in North Sinai after a tip indicated that Ansar Jerusalem leaders were in the area. Major clashes ensued and at least two soldiers were killed along with three militants, according to the army spokesman. Sources said recently arrested Sinai militants had been found with weapons with markings from Hamas' al Qassam Brigades. Security forces clashed with Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo.




Fear and Loathing in the Sinai