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Egyptian jihadists thank State Department for 'blessing' of terrorist designation

Ajnad Misr says in a statement that the US is the real "terrorist" organization, and claims to be fighting a "global system" that seeks to thwart the revolution in Egypt. The group's rhetoric is similar to al Qaeda's.


State Department designates Egyptian jihadist group, ex-Gitmo detainee

The State Department today added Ajnad Misr, an Egyptian jihadist group, and Ibrahim Rubaish, a senior al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) official, to the US government's list of specially designated global terrorists.


Islamic State supporters advertise Sinai as jihadist destination

The Islamic State's supporters are encouraging young jihadist recruits to travel to the Sinai. According to one online jihadist, the Islamic State's expansion into the Sinai and throughout North Africa will facilitate the "liquidating" of the Jews.


Sinai-based jihadist group rebranded as Islamic State's official arm

A new video has been posted online by jihadists claiming to be the Islamic State's official arm in the Sinai. The Sinai jihadists were formerly part of Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, but are now marketing themselves as the Islamic State's representatives.


Sinai-based jihadists pledge allegiance to Islamic State in audio recording

An unidentified jihadist has released an audio recording saying that Ansar Bayt al Maqdis, the most prolific terrorist group in Egypt, has pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al Baghdad's Islamic State.


State Department designations target al Qaeda's international network

Four of the al Qaeda operatives designated by the State Department have supported the jihad in Syria. One of them may be tied to a key leader in the so-called "Khorasan Group," which was planning attacks in the West. A fifth al Qaeda veteran designated today was sent to Libya by Ayman al Zawahiri in 2011.


Analysis: Blowback from the Syrian jihad has begun

In well over a dozen countries, evidence has emerged that jihadists who trained or fought in Syria are engaging in terrorist activities in their home countries and elsewhere.


2 suicide bombers strike in South Sinai

If Ansar Jerusalem takes credit for today's suicide attacks, it would be the group's first claimed attack since bombing a tourist bus in Taba in mid-February. In addition, the two bombings would be the fifth and sixth suicide attacks by the jihadist group since September 2013.


Zawahiri discusses infighting in Syria, opposition to Egyptian goverment

In a newly released audio message, al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri says his group has not been defeated by American airstrikes. He also addresses the jihadist infighting in Syria, as well as his opposition to the Egyptian government.


ISIS' 'Diyala Division' lauds foreign suicide bombers, including Dane

The Diyala Division praised 26 suicide bombers, including foreign fighters from Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Tajikistan, Chechnya, and Denmark.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Egypt announces arrest of Ansar al Sharia members linked to shooting attacks

A video confession aired during today's press conference had one of the Ansar al Sharia members saying he had been tasked by Abu Abdullah of Ansar Jerusalem to form the new group.


Ansar Jerusalem confirms deaths of 6 members, 2 tied to Syria conflict

Ansar Jerusalem said those killed had fought admirably against Egypt's security forces on March 19 as they were outnumbered and outgunned. Two of the six had fought in the ongoing conflict in Syria, according to the jihadist group.


New Ansar al Sharia in Egypt claims more than a dozen shooting attacks

According to the group, its fighters targeted 28 security personnel in three of Egypt's governorates. A group under the same name appeared in early March with a founding statement.


Ansar Jerusalem confirms deaths of 2 members, including founder

In its first eulogy statements in over two months, Ansar Jerusalem confirmed the deaths of two of its members. The two jihadists were the 18th and 19th named members whose deaths have been confirmed by the group.


Ansar Jerusalem claims tourist bus bombing in Egypt's Sinai

"This comes within our assault in the economic war on this traitorous agent regime," Ansar Jerusalem said in its latest statement. The attack in Taba is at least the fourth since September 2013 in which Ansar Jerusalem has used a suicide bomber.


Tourist bus targeted in latest Sinai attack, at least 3 killed

The exact cause of the explosion has yet to be determined, and the attack has thus far gone unclaimed. After the attack, authorities closed the Taba border crossing between Israel and Egypt.
 
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