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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."
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.
Ansar Bayt Maqdis claimed two suicide bombings that killed a soldier and wounded at least eight people on May 2 near Sharm El-Sheikh. Gunmen killed a retired senior army officer in al-Arish.
The army said three members of Ansar Jerusalem were killed and three more militants were arrested in operations in North Sinai; officials said two of those arrested were related to an Ansar Jerusalem founder who died last month. A Muslim Brotherhood leader said mass death sentences will pave the way for the downfall of Cairo's current regime.
Authorities arrested Yasser Mehrez, the spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, who has been on the run for the past 10 months. Two people were killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of former president Morsi in Fayoum. Police clashed with Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Beni Suef.
Overnight airstrikes in North Sinai reportedly killed 7 militants. A senior military officer said the the Sinai Peninsula was under the "complete control" of Egypt's army. Authorities reportedly arrested seven Ansar Jerusalem members in Cairo and Qaliubiya.
A bomb placed under a car in Cairo killed a senior police officer. Near Alexandria, a shootout between security personnel and wanted militants left one police officer dead as well as a militant. Three members of Ansar Jerusalem were allegedly killed during clashes with security personnel yesterday in North Sinai. A probe into the February tourist bus bombing concluded that Ansar Jerusalem was responsible.
Gunmen opened fire overnight on a bus transporting soldiers in North Sinai. Gunmen also opened fire on security personnel in Nasr City; no injuries were reported. Defense Minister Sobhi praised the country's security forces for their efforts. The Interior Minister recently said that Ajnad Misr is an offshoot of Ansar Jerusalem and was formed by a Muslim Brotherhood leader.