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An alleged Muslim Brotherhood member was killed in Cairo when a bomb he was carrying to attack police exploded as he was riding a motorbike. Gunmen attacked security forces near the Sheikh Zuwaid Police Station in North Sinai but were repelled when security forces opened fire on them. A bomb exploded as a military convoy was passing by in North Sinai, but there were no casualties.




Is Egypt winning war on terror in Sinai?




Hamas denies ISIS presence after Gaza jihadist killed in Syria




Ansar Jerusalem denies death of shady figure, mocks Egyptian officials




Israel-Egypt anti-terrorism cooperation at zenith




Tunisia in the Libyan tempest




Brotherhood leadership struggles to regroup in exile




Shady Ansar Jerusalem leader reportedly killed in northern Sinai




A Cairo court labeled Ajnad Misr (Soldiers of Egypt) as a terrorist group, and blamed it for a number of attacks on security officials, including one at Cairo University in April. Security officials claimed that Shadi el Manei, a top leader of the Sinai-based terror group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, was killed along with three associates by tribesmen in a drive-by revenge killing in central Sinai. Muslim Brotherhood supporters protested at universities in Cairo and Alexandria.




Khalifa Haftar: My forces will reach Tripoli soon




Algeria considers Egypt alliance to confront Libyan terror threat




Interior Minister Ibrahim announced that security services had foiled terrorist plans to target the president, the defense and interior ministers, police force leaders, and other officials. Authorities have closed the border with Libya for security reasons. A criminal court convicted former president Hosni Mubarak of embezzlement, sentencing him to three years in prison; his sons Gamal and Alaa were handed four-year prison terms, and the three were fined more than $20 million. Three policemen were killed and nine injured during rioting by Muslim Brotherhood supporters at Al Azhar University on May 19; a student was killed in the clashes, which are ongoing. A court acquitted 169 Muslim Brotherhood members on May 19 who had been charged with unrest.




How the army is taking revenge against Islamists in Libya




Egyptian Brotherhood split on using force




A court sentenced 126 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to jail terms of 10 years. A gunman wounded two security force conscripts at a camp in Daqahliya.




Text of Sisi interview with Reuters




Presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for US support and equipment to help Egypt fight terrorism. The Army seized 15 tons of bomb-making material from two locations in al Quantara, a town that straddles the Suez Canal. Security forces defused three IEDs at a checkpoint in Giza. Gunmen opened fire on a police car in el Arish, wounding an officer and two conscripts.




Unidentified attackers torched the car of the chief prosecutor in Malhalla. Student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police outside Al-Azhar university in Cairo. The Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) released a video calling for jihad against "the Jews, the Christians, the polytheists, the apostates, the Rawafidh [Shi'ites] and the aggressors, by the money, the self, and the tongue." The video condemned democracy, which allegedly "pushes the Muslims into the orbit of the global system controlled by the Zionist Crusaders" and aims "to prevent the Muslims from establishing a Caliphate."




Christians persecuted at alarming rate in Iran, Arab world, US report says




The chief prosecutor's office accused 200 members of the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) of terrorism, conspiracy with al Qaeda and Hamas, fighting and training in Syria, and carrying out 51 attacks including suicide bombings. The group also allegedly cut a deal with former president Mohamed Morsi to refrain from attacks in exchange for the release of some of its members. Sources said 98 of the 200 suspects are at large. An operational leader of the group was reportedly arrested today in Beni Sueif. In Yayoum, two Muslim Brotherhood members were injured in a clashes.