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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with security forces and opponents. Two suspects believed to be behind the killing of two army conscripts near Ismailia were arrested. Some 100 Palestinians planning to travel to the Hajj were turned back by Egyptian authorities over security concerns. An army official claimed that authorities have destroyed 1,055 smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza since January 2011. Three terrorists were reportedly killed in separate incidents in the Sinai overnight. An army official reportedly contended that the Sinai 'will be announced free of terrorism soon.'
Islamists called for renewed protests against the army on the anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel. A Muslim Brotherhood statement compared the army's rule to that of Adolf Hitler. Authorities defused a bomb found near a gas station in Sharm el Sheikh. Security sources alleged that Egypt may target sites in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip if violence in the Sinai continues.
The Muslim Brotherhood said it has no plans to backtrack on its call for the reinstatement of Mohammed Morsi as the country's president. A member of Gama'a al Islamiyya was arrested in the possession of a shotgun and al Qaeda flag in Minya.
Authorities arrested two Palestinians wanted in connection with attacks on security personnel in the Sinai. Policemen in el Arish requested increased protection and better equipment after a spate of killings in the area. Three police officers were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in the Sinai. An appeal of the decision to ban the Muslim Brotherhood and seize its assets will be heard on Oct. 22. Due to security concerns, Egypt has stopped supporting tourist visits to Iran.
The al Furqan Brigades released video of recent shooting attacks against "criminals" and "apostates." Unidentified gunmen shot and killed at least six security personnel in attacks in the Sinai. A court upheld a one-year sentence for former Prime Minister Hisham Qandil. Security forces allegedly arrested a 'top jihadist' operating in the Sinai.
Ansar Jerusalem released video of some of its recent attacks in the Sinai. An Egyptian soldier was killed by a sniper while on duty in the Sinai. An army spokesman called on the media to coordinate with the army when they report about it. The Salafi Nour party said it was opposed to a constitutional clause that would outlaw parties formed on religious grounds. Foreign Minister Fahmy called for more support for the country's ongoing crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood.
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a policeman in the Sinai, while Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with residents of Alexandria. Three people were arrested in connection with recent attacks on security forces in the Sinai. Authorities arrested four more people linked to the August killing of a number of policemen in Kerdasa.
An explosive device struck a military vehicle in the Sinai and injured four soldiers. Authorities continued to target Islamist militants operating in the Sinai. Egypt's central bank announced that it had received a deposit of $2 billion from Kuwait.
Authorities raided a village near the Giza pyramids in search of those responsible for the August killing of 15 policemen in Kerdasa. The Palestinian ambassador said the ongoing security situation in the Sinai is stalling the reopening of the Rafah crossing with Gaza. The Muslim Brotherhood said it has moved its media office to London. An Israeli security delegation reportedly traveled to Egypt for more discussions with Egyptian officials on the security situation in the Sinai. Foreign Minister Fahmy warned that Hamas will face a "severe" response if it harms Egyptian national security.
Security forces continued to target Islamist militants operating in the Sinai and destroy smuggling tunnels along the border with Gaza. The Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center, a jihadist media unit, called for attacks against the army. An Egyptian court banned all Muslim Brotherhood activities and ordered the seizure of assets tied to the Islamist group. Foreign Minister Fahmy said those recently arrested during protests will face civilian trials.
Security forces continued to target Islamist militants in operations in the Sinai. The army's spokesman said the army does not plan to nominate or support a specific candidate in presidential elections. Student supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested for partaking in protests.
The Youth Movement of Tawhid and Jihad in Egypt in a recent statement declared war on the US and said the Egyptian army is simply an arm of the US. The army reportedly agreed to revise in absentia sentences for over 600 Sinai residents. Authorities continued operations in the Sinai against Islamist militants, while two soldiers were injured by a roadside bomb.
Militants attacked a bus belonging to security personnel traveling in Rafah. Security forces were said to be hunting down Muslim Brotherhood supporters after taking over the town of Kerdasa. Clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters were reported in a number of cities. The navy allegedly fired upon refugees trying to flee the civil war in Syria.
At least one police officer was killed during clashes between militants and security forces in the town of Kardasa. Authorities reportedly arrested 51 people in Kardasa. The country's cabinet announced plans to shorten the country's curfew by two hours beginning Saturday. Egypt returned $2 billion that Qatar had deposited in the country's central bank. 15 people were reportedly arrested in operations in the Sinai Peninsula.