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AQAP official comments on Egypt events, says America retreating

In two new messages, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula official Harith bin Ghazi al Nadhari denounced the recent crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and praised the actions of jihadists throughout the region and beyond.

The trial against a number of senior Muslim Brotherhood officials began. Authorities arrested an Islamist militant close to Mohammed al Zawahiri on suspicion of providing weapons to supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi. Hamas denied reports that it was operating training camps with the MB in Gaza. The army announced the arrest of five militants in the Sinai.

Clashes between Islamist militants and Egyptian security personnel continued in the Sinai. The leader of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya said the group does not intend to return to its violent past. Authorities relaxed the curfew recently instituted as part of the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Protests organized by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were said to have had a low turnout. Prior to the protests, security forces had reportedly tightened security measures. Authorities destroyed a couple of homes tied to smugglers nears the border with Gaza. Sinai-based jihadists threatened to carry out attacks against security personnel, while the army claimed to have killed at least 78 militants in the Sinai in recent weeks.

Sinai jihadists threaten attacks as Egyptian army claims successes

The Egyptian army's spokesman claimed that 78 militants have been killed in recent operations in the Sinai. The remarks come a day after a Sinai-based jihadist group, which had previously said it would not target the army, threatened attacks against Egyptian security personnel.

A love, hate relationship: Al-Nour and Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Ansar al Sharia in Libya criticizes Muslim Brotherhood

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak was placed under house arrest after being released from prison. Supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi called for protests against the army on Friday. Authorities reportedly detained a number of Bosnian terrorists who were planning attacks in Cairo. Unidentified gunmen attacked a radio building in el Arish.

Treasury designates 4 members of Hezbollah's leadership

The Treasury Department issued designations against four Hezbollah operatives for their role in a variety of terror activities across the Middle East. At least one of those designated is a member of Hezbollah's Political Council.

A court ordered the release of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. The prosecution in the case against Mubarak said it had no plans to appeal. An amended version of the Egyptian constitution was given to the presidency for review. Authorities arrested a number of Egyptians and Palestinians wanted in connection with recent attacks in the Sinai. Security forces continued their crackdown against leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Egypt's Coup Breathes New Life Into Al-Qaeda

Ravaged churches reveal sectarian split feeding Egypt's violence

Security forces arrested the General Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, overnight. Following Badie's arrest, the MB appointed Mahmoud Ezzat as the group's temporary leader. The army announced the arrest of 11 terrorists, two of whom are Palestinian, in the Sinai.

Insight: Egypt's political strife puts Christians in peril

Report provides insight on Israeli view of Salafi jihadists in Sinai

Israeli intelligence agencies differ over the number of Salafi jihadists operating in the Egyptian Sinai, but they recognize a serious threat. One group, Gaza-based Jaish al Islam, is reportedly offering training camps for global jihadists.

Allies Thwart America in Egypt

Shabaab urges Egyptian Muslims to 'pick up arms and defend yourself'

Jihadi ideologue calls on Egyptian Muslims to prepare for 'the coming war'

In response to recent events in Egypt, jihadi ideologue Abu Sa'ad al 'Amili has called on Egyptian Muslims to prepare for "the coming war" by establishing "secret hideouts and bases" and gathering weapons to target the "heads" of the enemy.

At least 24 policemen were executed today by Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula. Shortly after the attack, the Rafah crossing with Gaza was closed. Judiciary sources suggested that former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak could be freed from prison this week. Authorities announced the arrest of three individuals wanted in connection with recent attacks in the Sinai.

Sinai attacks: Dark omen for Egypt?