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Analysis: Egyptian crackdown hands al Qaeda new lease on life




France urges Saudi, Qatar to help resolve Egypt crisis




Security forces continued to crack down on the Muslim Brotherhood, raiding homes tied to the Islamist group's leadership. State agencies reported that 36 Islamists were killed during an attempted prison break. At least one border guard was killed in another attack in the Sinai.




Younger brother of al Qaeda's emir arrested in Egypt

Mohammed al Zawahiri was arrested in Egypt. He became a well-known figure in post-Mubarak Egypt and openly advocated al Qaeda's ideology. He has numerous reported ties to terrorists and helped incite the Sept. 11, 2012 US Embassy protest in Cairo.


Egypt: Islamists hit Christian churches




How American Hopes for a Deal in Egypt Were Undercut




Security forces and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi continued to clash. Major clashes were reported at the al Fateh mosque in Cairo. Authorities reportedly arrested Mohammed al Zawahiri, the brother of al Qaeda's emir. A government spokesman said the government is considering outlawing the Muslim Brotherhood. The presidency vowed to continue its fight against "terrorism and radicalism."




US, allies were near a deal for peaceful end to Egypt crisis




Pakistanis protest over lethal crackdown in Egypt




Witness Accounts of Sectarian Attacks Across Egypt




Numerous clashes were reported between security forces and supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi. At least 60 people are said to have been killed in the latest clashes. Seventeen people have reportedly been killed in attacks in the Sinai in recent days. Rights groups claimed that over 25 Coptic Christian churches were torched, and homes, schools, and shops were attacked, in 10 provinces this week. Egyptian officials expressed concern over recent comments from Salafi jihadists in Gaza calling for 'jihad' against the Egyptian army.




Obama's decision to cancel US-Egypt military exercise presents risks




Egypt's Coptic Christians report fresh attacks on churches




Gaza jihadists call for 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi

The leader of a Gaza-based Salafi jihadist group has called on Egyptians to wage 'jihad' against Egypt's el Sisi, one day after the Egyptian government's forcible breakup of two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins led to the deaths of at least 525 people.


The Health Ministry announced that the death toll from yesterday's clashes is now 525 people. Authorities closed the Rafah crossing with Gaza indefinitely. A Muslim Brotherhood official said the group suffered a blow in yesterday's crackdown. Brotherhood supporters torched a government building in Giza and called for continued protests. Four soldiers were reportedly killed in another attack in the Sinai.




World leaders condemn Egypt violence; Islamists back showdown




Jihadists respond to violence in Egypt




An attempted crackdown on supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi has led to massive unrest and the death of at least 95 people. A British cameraman was shot and killed during the raid. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to continue sit-ins as the presidency announced a one-month national state of emergency. Morsi supporters reportedly torched three churches. At least four soldiers were injured in rocket attacks by Salafi jihadists in the Sinai. Egyptian VP Mohamed ElBaradei resigned in response to the crackdown on Morsi supporters.




Eilat in sights: Jihadists in Sinai




Israelis, Egyptians Cooperate on Terror