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Doubts surface on Gaza destination of rockets seized by Israel




Ansar Jerusalem confirms deaths of 6 members, 2 tied to Syria conflict

Ansar Jerusalem said those killed had fought admirably against Egypt's security forces on March 19 as they were outnumbered and outgunned. Two of the six had fought in the ongoing conflict in Syria, according to the jihadist group.


Over 520 supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi were sentenced to death; legal experts said the ruling was likely to be overturned on appeal, however. In North Sinai, militants reportedly killed three people suspected of working with the army, and gunmen killed a policeman. The trial for the Nasr City terror cell was delayed for two additional days. A Cairo court said it would rule in mid-April on whether Ansar Jerusalem is a terror organization.




Hamas rally in Gaza takes aim at Egypt, Israel and Abbas




Security forces thwarted an attempt to detonate an explosive device on the road leading to the el Arish airport. Some security sources said the intended target of the bomb was Sedki Sobhi, a top Egyptian general. Unidentified gunmen reportedly opened fire on a radio building in el Arish. The Egyptian military used Apaches above el Arish for the first time in three months. A security officer was wounded by smugglers in North Sinai.




Security sources said two Ansar Jerusalem members were killed in an airstrike in North Sinai. Some Ansar Jerusalem fighters reportedly fled to Gaza due to ongoing Egyptian military operations in North Sinai. Unidentified assailants set fire to a garage containing cooking gas cylinders near Gaza. Clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opponents left at least five injured. Nearly two dozen students at al Azhar University were expelled for raising an al Qaeda flag at a recent protest.




Egypt's Invisible Insurgency




The army spokesman said 38 suspected militants were arrested in operations in North Sinai. He also announced the destruction of 13 smuggling tunnels in Rafah. Investigators said the Ansar Jerusalem cell targeted yesterday in the Nile Delta was planning attacks for the coming days.




Militancy on rise in Egypt




The Interior Ministry said security forces carried out a raid against a major terror cell in al Qanatir al Khayriyah and that at least five Ansar Jerusalem members were killed. At least one person was killed during clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters. A court sentenced 26 people to death in absentia on terrorism charges. A Cairo prosecutor ordered an investigation into the use of the black al Qaeda flag at a protest at al Azhar University. Unidentified gunmen opened fire on an army conscript in Ismailia.




Egypt says 5 Ansar Jerusalem fighters killed in clashes north of Cairo




New Ansar al Sharia in Egypt claims more than a dozen shooting attacks

According to the group, its fighters targeted 28 security personnel in three of Egypt's governorates. A group under the same name appeared in early March with a founding statement.


Disillusioned foreign fighters abandon rebel ranks in Syria




The army spokesman said security forces had arrested 43 militants and criminals in operations in North Sinai and in cities near the Suez Canal. Hamas denounced Egypt's closure of the Rafah border crossing as a "crime against humanity." Authorities reportedly refused to renew the residency visa for Hamas' Mousa Abu Marzouk. A new purported jihadist group calling itself the Brigades of Ansar al Sharia in the Land of Egypt claimed responsibility for a slew of recent shooting attacks in Egypt.




Gaza jihadist group praises Ansar Jerusalem fighters, calls for more attacks




Two police officers were killed in Qena during a security raid. The army spokesman said three militants were killed and 17 arrested in weekend operations in North Sinai. The Interior Ministry said it arrested two people involved in plot to target a power station in Giza. The army reshuffled a number of its top officers, including the commander in charge of operations in North Sinai.




Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said the government is pursuing a comprehensive plan to deal with terrorists in the country. Security sources said Ansar Jerusalem members were arrested in army operations in North Sinai. A Cairo court will decide on March 24 whether Ansar Jerusalem is a terrorist organization. The cabinet said it would take "decisive" action following the killing of six soldiers yesterday in Cairo.




Egyptian militants outwit army in Sinai battlefield




Ansar Jerusalem confirms deaths of 2 members, including founder

In its first eulogy statements in over two months, Ansar Jerusalem confirmed the deaths of two of its members. The two jihadists were the 18th and 19th named members whose deaths have been confirmed by the group.


Six soldiers were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint in the Cairo area. The army spokesman blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the attack. Ansar Jerusalem confirmed the death of two of its members, including a founder. The Egyptian military is reportedly planning to launch a major offensive against militants in North Sinai.