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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.
Authorities partially reopened the Rafah crossing with the Gaza Strip, which had been closed after two suicide car bombings in the Sinai. Gama'a al Islamiya said that it is opposed to attacks on Egyptian security forces. A military court sentenced five Palestinians to a year in prison for trying to illegally enter Egyptian territorial waters.
Authorities reportedly arrested Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad el Haddad. Operations against Islamist militants in the Sinai continued. The army's spokesman said operations in the Sinai will continue until they are completed. Israeli officials met with their Egyptian counterparts to discuss the security situation in the Sinai. A court ordered the freezing of assets tied to Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Unidentified gunmen killed a policeman and a soldier in the Nile Delta.
Authorities retook the town of Delga from Muslim Brotherhood supporters who had attacked the Christian community in the town since taking it over in July. Unidentified gunmen targeted a security checkpoint in North Sinai. At least nine policemen were injured when a bomb targeted their bus in the Sinai.
The army's spokesman said operations in the Sinai will continue. The spokesman also said that 309 militants have been arrested in the Sinai in recent months. Authorities said they foiled a plot by militants in Gaza to attack Egyptian forces. The trial of a journalist known for covering the Sinai was postponed until Sept. 18.
Authorities continued their campaign against Islamist militants in the Sinai. A pro-Morsi alliance accused the army of launching a "genocide" in the Sinai. The detention of former president Morsi was extended for another 30 days. Morsi supporters held a number of demonstrations throughout the country. Authorities reportedly thwarted an attack on ships traveling through the Suez.
A group calling itself Jund al Islam took credit for the recent suicide car bomb attacks in the Sinai. Two policemen were injured after unidentified gunmen attacked their vehicle in Qaliubiya. Fourteen security personnel on trial for the killing of protesters in Suez in 2011 were acquitted. The presidency said it is extending the state of emergency for at least another two months. Medical sources said at least 121 people have been killed in the Sinai since June 30. State television alleged that Hamas is training Islamists in Egypt.
Two suicide car bombs were used in attacks in the Sinai that left at least six dead. Ansar Jerusalem, a jihadist group in the Sinai, said in a new statement that 'it is obligatory' to fight the Egyptian army. An army prosecutor said that a journalist known for reporting in the Sinai was aiding Islamist militants. Authorities reportedly arrested 23 Egyptians trying to flee to Libya.
A tribal leader in the Sinai expressed concern over reports of the creation of a buffer zone between Egypt and Gaza. Clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces in the northern Sinai left at least one dead. Authorities claimed to have killed nine Islamist militants during ongoing operations in the Sinai. As part of the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, authorities announced plans to forbid 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques.