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Ansar Jerusalem claims credit for Sinai attacks, challenges army claims

Suicide car bombs strike Egyptian security forces in Sinai

Two suicide car bombings in the Sinai Peninsula targeting Egyptian security personnel left at least six people dead and over a dozen wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but officials suspect Ansar Jerusalem is responsible.

A tribal leader in the Sinai expressed concern over reports of the creation of a buffer zone between Egypt and Gaza. Clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces in the northern Sinai left at least one dead. Authorities claimed to have killed nine Islamist militants during ongoing operations in the Sinai. As part of the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, authorities announced plans to forbid 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques.

Egypt tightens Sinai security, assesses militant threat

Egyptian security forces continued their latest operation against Islamist militants in the Sinai. During the operation, authorities reportedly destroyed six smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza. A security source warned that Ansar Jerusalem's recent claim of responsibility for the assassination attempt on Interior Minister Ibrahim could be 'misleading.' Nabil Naim, a founder of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, alleged that the Muslim Brotherhood was funding Ansar Jerusalem.

Ansar Jerusalem claims credit for assassination attempt on Egypt's interior minister

Three days after a massive bomb targeted Egypt's interior minister, the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem announced that a suicide bomber from its group was responsible for the attack. The announcement comes amid an ongoing crackdown on Islamist militants in the Sinai by Egyptian security forces.

Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai. Two additional soldiers were killed by an IED explosion in the Sinai. Authorities continued their operations against Islamists militants in the Sinai, which on Sept. 7 killed or wounded around 30. Ansar Jerusalem claimed credit for the recent assassination attempt on Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim.

Egypt shutting economic lifeline for Gaza Strip, in move to isolate Hamas

Security sources said that the Egyptian army undertook a massive operation in the Sinai against Islamist militants. Former president Morsi is facing new charges of insulting judges. An IED exploded at a Cairo police station. Authorities suspended service on the Suez-Ismailia railway line after three mortars were discovered on the track. A flight from Cairo to London was delayed after fears of a bomb aboard the flight.

Egyptian officials say 30 killed or wounded in latest Sinai operation

Just days after reportedly killing eight Islamist militants, Egyptian authorities carried out another major operation in the Sinai, which allegedly left 30 dead or wounded. The latest operation also comes in the wake of an assassination attempt on Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim.

Al Furqan Brigades claim 2 attacks on ships in Suez Canal, threaten more

Salafi jihadists hold public march in Gaza denouncing Assad and el Sisi

Salafi jihadists in the Gaza Strip recently held a rare public demonstration in the Gaza Strip denouncing the Assad regime as well as the Egyptian military's takeover. In addition to numerous al Qaeda black flags, demonstrators held pictures of Bashar al Assad and Abdel Fattah el Sisi with text calling the two leaders "murderers and killers."

Egyptian Government Crackdown Produces More Militants in Sinai

Sinai's St. Catherine's Starves, Monastery Shuts Down

Egypt's Buffer-Zone Move Shocks Hamas

Islamists have taken over the southern city of Dalga, which has a population of 120,000, of whom 20,000 are Christian. Clashes between security forces and supporters of former president Morsi left at least two people dead. Leading Muslim Brotherhood member Mohsen Rady, the former head of the Culture and Information Committee at the People's Assembly, was arrested in Nasr City.

A bomb exploded in the Cairo district of Nasr City, an Islamist stronghold, narrowly missing Interior Minister Ibrahim shortly after he left his home; 22 people were injured by the blast, including 10 police officers and a child. After the attack, in which gunmen also strafed his vehicle, Ibrahim warned of more terrorist attacks; Islamists have increasingly called for violence in the wake of the government's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. A security force said the government will start establishing a buffer zone between Egypt and the Gaza Strip; the first phase will start south of the Rafah crossing.

Obama weighs Egypt aid suspension

Al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya again accused the Egyptian army of lying about operations in the Sinai, and praised 'the mujahideen' for fighting the Egyptian army. Gunmen killed a clan chief in the Sinai who was said to be supportive of the army. A police officer was shot dead in a revenge killing in Aswan.

Sinai jihadists accuse Egyptian army of lying about operations, praise Sinai 'mujahideen'

A new statement by al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya denied the existence of al Qaeda in the Sinai as an organization, and accused the Egyptian army of lying about recent operations. The group noted the alleged arrest of Adel Mohammed Ibrahim and recent airstrikes, which Egyptian authorities claimed had killed at least eight militants.