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Ajnad Misr, Egypt's latest jihadist group




Tunisia, Libya in AQIM crosshairs




Ansar Jerusalem takes credit for latest Eilat rocket attack




In recent days, the Egyptian military has claimed to have killed some 20 Islamist militants in operations in North Sinai. The army said security forces destroyed four smuggling tunnels and explosives in the Rafah area. Unidentified assailants fired three rockets toward a security post in Sheikh Zuweid. Separately, the headquarters of the military prosecutor in el Arish was targeted by gunmen. Leaflets threatening those collaborating with Egypt's army were reportedly being distributed in North Sinai.




Al-Qaeda now frontline threat to Israel




Egypt faces new threat in al Qaeda-linked group Ansar Bayt al Maqdis




Egypt's army claims 20 Islamist militants killed in recent Sinai airstrikes




The army said security forces foiled a pair of car bomb plots in North Sinai by Ansar Jerusalem, and that forces had killed seven terrorists, including one involved in the August 2012 attack in Rafah. The car of a senior prosecutor was blown up in the city of Minya.




After firing at security forces in North Sinai, three terrorists were killed in clashes. The army used Apache helicopters to bomb sites linked to terrorists in North Sinai. The army claimed to have killed two terrorists in the bombings, though security officials said eight were killed, including a senior Ansar Jerusalem member. Authorities levied formal charges of terrorism against 20 al Jazeera journalists, including a number of Western nationals. Authorities arrested four people tied to last week's attack in Beni Suef that killed five policemen. An Egyptian policeman was killed by gunmen in Sharkiya.




Petraeus: Terrorists With Missiles Could Down Global Air Traffic




Ansar Jerusalem claims Cairo assassination and Sinai pipeline attack

The group issued statements today threatening that the fate of the Interior Ministry official in Cairo would be shared by others, and that attacks against the Egyptian army's economic interests would continue.


Former president Mohammed Morsi went to court for his trial related to a January 2011 jail break. An Egyptian general in the Interior Ministry was shot dead outside his home in Cairo. In a separate attack in Cairo, at least one policeman was killed and two others wounded when gunmen opened fire on a church. One of the gunmen was reportedly caught after the attack. Police arrested a man suspected of manufacturing explosives in the Cairo area.




SAMs in Egypt's Sinai




Sinai gas pipeline targeted for 2nd time in 2014




Unidentified gunmen shot at cars passing along a highway in the Nasr City area. Army chief Abdel Fatah el Sisi is expected to soon announce plans to run in presidential elections, a move supported by the military. Authorities reportedly destroyed 11 smuggling tunnels along the border with Gaza.




Tough road for Sahel security




Zawahiri's message 'to our people in Sinai'




Ansar Jerusalem released video of its SAM attack on an Egyptian military helicopter in North Sinai. Unidentified gunmen ambushed a bus transporting soldiers in North Sinai and killed at least three. An American citizen recently detained by Egyptian authorities was released.




Ansar Jerusalem claims SAM attack as 3 soldiers killed in Sinai bus ambush

Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for at least four additional attacks in North Sinai, but appeared to back off its original claims for attacks near the Talabiya police station and Behooth metro station in the Cairo area on Jan. 24.


Can Egypt Handle Ansar Bayt al Maqdis?