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ISIS guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence




Under pressure, Sinai jihadists threaten more beheadings




The Islamic State's global reach




Ansar Jerusalem kills 11 Egyptian soldiers




End of Gaza war doesn't translate into peace




A roadside bombing killed 11 Egyptian soldiers and wounded two more in North Sinai. On Aug. 31, the army killed six militants during a raid in Wefaq, and an Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) leader was killed in el Arish; three security force members were wounded in an el Arish raid. Muslim Brotherhood members torched a police car in 6 October city on Aug. 30.




Hamas caused prolonged war: Abbas




Egypt said it would carry out military strikes in Libya if so requested by the Libyan parliament. The Sinai-based terrorist group Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis) released a video showing the beheading of four Egyptian men it accused of spying for Israel. Egyptian intelligence said the group has contacts with Libyan jihadists who are influenced by the Islamic State. On Aug. 25, the military said it had arrested five wanted terrorists, including Sweilam Mohamed Salem Salama; killed 14 militants in a clash in the Sinai; destroyed a terrorist field hospital and a bomb-making facility; and smashed five tunnels in Rafah. A Muslim Brotherhood member who was trying to set fire to an electricity unit in Port Said was arrested. The first World Food Program convoy to pass through Rafah into Gaza since 2007 crossed over yesterday.




Libyan raids herald bolder Arab action as US wavers




Gaza conflict: Israel and Palestinians agree long-term truce




When will the US, Europe wake up to the threat of radical Islam?




Egyptian Islamic authority: Extremists no 'Islamic State'




The Muslim Brotherhood's Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove




Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting rages




Steep obstacles to any Gaza deal




Libya calls for regional security alliance




UK prime minister: Our generational struggle against a poisonous ideology




Gaza conflict: New three-day ceasefire begins




Hamas threatens major escalation in rocket strikes on Israel




In a final ruling, a court dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party. The Muslim Brotherhood itself was banned in September. The military claimed to have killed 60 "extremists" and arrested 102 suspects in security operations in North Sinai, and to have found 17 tunnels in Rafah supplied with arms and ammunition. Three Palestinian infiltrators were also arrested. Egyptian officials have announced a project to dig a new 45-mile canal parallel to the Suez Canal, to be completed within a year.