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Mogadishu Security Declines As Armed Forces Stretched Outside Capital




Hamas' growing rivalry with Islamic Jihad




Dialogue ongoing between Hezbollah, Egypt




A Cairo court will soon examine whether Ajnad Misr should be considered a terrorist organization. Overnight, a bombing attack wounded at least one security person in North Sinai. In Giza, three security personnel were wounded in a bombing attack. Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a tribal leader known to be supportive of the army.




Port dubbed 'Cathedral of the Mafia' to host transfer of Syria chemical weapons




A bomb was thrown at a police checkpoint in Cairo, wounding at least two. A security source said a person arrested in connection with the attack was a member of Ajnad Misr. A policeman was killed overnight by gunmen in North Sinai. President Mansour called for greater "public dialogue" on proposed anti-terrorism legislation. Security sources claimed an Ansar Jerusalem had been arrested in North Sinai.




The Muslim Brotherhood denied that it is moving its headquarters from London to Austria. An alleged Al Nusrah Front fighter was arrested for planning to carry out attacks in Egypt. The army said three Islamist militants were killed and four others arrested in operations in North Sinai. The army plans to use newly acquired armored vehicles to transport troops in North Sinai. Authorities reportedly arrested a key member of Ansar Jerusalem who has links to the Nasr City terror cell.




Al Nusrah Front fighter reportedly arrested for planning attacks in Egypt




Ansar Jerusalem leader allegedly killed in North Sinai




An alleged leader in Ansar Jerusalem was killed by Egyptian security forces in North Sinai. State media reported that two Muslim Brotherhood members were killed in a shootout with security forces in the Nile Delta. Authorities managed to defuse an explosive device in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid. Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said the latest video from Ansar Jerusalem about its December attack showed the bankruptcy of the group and provided no new information.




Lebanon - Future Movement, Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya re-examine ties




Ansar Jerusalem releases video of December bombing in Mansoura

The video's release comes a day after the US designated Ansar Jerusalem as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity.


Ansar Jerusalem released a video detailing its December suicide car bomb attack that targeted the Daqahliya security directorate. Egyptian officials said they were preparing a dossier to show Muslim Brotherhood involvement in major terror attacks in Egypt. Prime Minister Mahlab "issued a formal decision" that will allow authorities, based on a recently approved anti-terrorism law, to penalize those supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. A policeman was wounded by a small bomb in a Cairo suburb.




Egypt steps up campaign to control mosques




Four Islamist militants were reportedly killed overnight by locals in North Sinai. Security sources said 24 militants were arrested in operations in North Sinai. A Russian military delegation arrived in Cairo for talks with their Egyptian counterparts.




State Department adds Ansar Jerusalem to terrorist designation lists

The State Department today added the Sinai-based jihadist group Ansar Jerusalem to the US government's lists of designated terrorist organizations. Although State says the group "generally maintains a local focus," its attacks are entirely consistent with al Qaeda's global jihad.


Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said there is evidence linking the Muslim Brotherhood and Ansar Jerusalem. Security officials said they had arrested senior al Qaeda operative Thirwat Salah Shehata. Officials said that Shehata had been involved in training militants in Libya. In February, Shehata was reported to have left Iran sometime earlier and traveled to Libya.




Zawahiri's longtime deputy reportedly arrested in Egypt

Thirwat Salah Shehata has been arrested in a suburb of Cairo. According to Egyptian officials, he had been training militants in eastern Libya. Shehata has been tracked by US intelligence for more than a decade.


Two men were killed by Islamist militants for allegedly collaborating with Egypt's army. In North Sinai, a police officer was killed by gunmen, and authorities reportedly thwarted an attempt to target the al Gorah airport.




Ajnad Misr claims Cairo University bombings and 3 other attacks

Ajnad Misr stated that its fighters delayed the detonation of the third bomb due to the crowd of civilians in the area. The group also said it has canceled operations in the past that it believed would have harmed civilians.