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The brother of the leader of Ansar Jerusalem said "it is possible" the group is tied to al Qaeda. US officials said AQAP is in regular contact with jihadist groups in the Sinai. Authorities claimed to have foiled two terror plots in Rafah and el Arish. A Salafi jihadist leader, Tawfid al Afny, was reportedly arrested near Port Said. Over 20 people arrested last week for partaking in unauthorized protests were released.
Authorities are reportedly probing whether former president Mohammed Morsi had conspired with jihadists in Egypt. A police assistant was shot and killed near Port Said. President Mansour is expected to approve the country's draft constitution. Ansar Jerusalem recently released video of some of its recent attacks against Egyptian forces in North Sinai.
Ansar Jerusalem announced the death of three of its fighters, including a commander. Authorities defused a car bomb on the Cairo-Suez desert road. A roadside bomb in North Sinai nearly struck a convoy of military vehicles. Security sources claimed that much of Sinai's eastern region has been cleared of Islamist militants and that those remaining are fleeing toward the Nile Delta region.
The army claimed to have killed three Islamist militants and seized a variety of weaponry during operations in North Sinai. Security forces clashed with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. Authorities requested that INTERPOL help arrest Assem Abdel-Maged, a leading member of Gama'a al Islamiyya who has reportedly fled the country.
The al Furqan Brigades claimed responsibility for a number of recent shooting attacks on Egyptian security personnel. Three Islamist militants were reportedly killed during operations in North Sinai. Authorities dispersed an authorized protest in Cairo. The army received a variety of weaponry from residents in the country's western region, including Grad rockets. The committee working on the country's referendum reached a consensus on the document's text; a referendum is expected in December.
More than 200 people were arrested for participating in illegal protests. President Mansour said he would consider pardoning the Islamist women recently sentenced for protesting in support of the Muslim Brotherhood. Authorities reportedly arrested a main suspect in the killing of national security officer Mohammed Mabrouk. Authorities discovered a number of mines and mortars near the city of Suez.
A court in Alexandria sentenced 14 alleged female Muslim Brotherhood members to prison for 11 years. During raids in North Sinai, the army seized a variety of weapons. The government reached an agreement with the EU for a €90 million aid package. The army released footage of some of the homes targeted in operations in North Sinai.
Three wanted Islamist militants were killed in North Sinai, including a man known as the "Sheikh of the Takfiris." Authorities reportedly exposed a Mossad espionage ring. Prime Minister Beblawi says he considers the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. Authorities said they were investigating the disappearance of an Egyptian-born German author and critic of Islam. Security forces clashed with opponents of the country's new protest law.
At least two police officers were wounded when a bomb exploded near a checkpoint in Cairo. Authorities dispersed a rally in Assiut province that defied a new protest law. Defense Minister el Sisi said operations continue in the Sinai against terrorist elements. Prime Minister el Beblawi said a referendum on the country's constitution would likely take place in January.
Security forces closed off main squares in Cairo and Giza to prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out large-scale protests. The army denied that gunmen had attacked the headquarters of the Arish Military Prosecution. A bill that places some restrictions on the ability of citizens to assemble and protest was signed into law by President Mansour. Islamists and Coptic Christians traded threats over the country's draft constitution.
A gag order was imposed on a number of high profile cases including one involving former president Mohammed Morsi. A military source denied reports that a grad rocket was fired from the Sinai toward Israel. Influential cleric Sheikh Yusuf al Qaradawi described the current government in Egypt as "thugs who kill people and steal their money."A US citizen is among a group of people detained for partaking in protests following the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi. The Turkish Ambassador to Egypt was expelled.
A factory linked to the army was attacked near Rafah. Two people were detained in connection with the recent killing of a police officer, while army operations continued in North Sinai. At least three were killed during clashes throughout the country. A top Muslim Brotherhood figure was arrested in North Sinai. Security forces increased measures on roads linking the Sinai and Suez area. Army chief el Sisi did not rule out the possibility of running for president. A security official in North Sinai denied rumors of the arrest of Shadi el Menai, a leader in Ansar Jerusalem. The Interior Ministry is investigating whether the agency has been infiltrated by Islamists.
A policeman was shot and killed while trying to arrest suspects in the recent assassination of a senior national security official in Cairo. In Ismailia, a police officer was also shot and killed. Security forces claimed to have arrested nearly 30 suspected terrorists during operations in North Sinai. Militants fired a mortar at an olive oil plant in Rafah linked to the army. The army released a simulation of yesterday's deadly car bombing in North Sinai.
Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the recent shooting attack on a national security officer in Cairo. The Salafi jihadist group also released a video about its October attack on the South Sinai Security Directorate. A car bombing in North Sinai killed at least 11 Egyptian security personnel, and four security personnel were wounded in an attack in Cairo. President Mansour announced a three-day mourning period for those killed.
During operations in the Sinai, authorities seized weaponry and arrested wanted criminals. Security sources claimed to have arrested two people tied to the Oct. 19 bombing of a military intelligence building in Ismailia. At least 12 people were injured during protests on the anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud clashes. Security forces in North Sinai were placed on high alert for fear of attacks.
Authorities said "Islamic jihadists" were behind the killing of an officer from the Interior Ministry on Nov. 17. The Christian community is reportedly afraid to complain to the government about the continuing attacks on churches; there have been over 74 attacks since June 30. Protesters took to Tahrir Square in Cairo to protest against the army.
A former official alleged that ousted president Mohammed Morsi had been in contact with jihadists in Africa, in particular Mali. A security officer who was monitoring Muslim Brotherhood activity within the national security sector was shot and killed in Nasr City. A roadside bomb in Sinai injured three security personnel.
Army Chief General Abdel Fattah el Sisi met with Russian officials to discuss potential cooperation. The Electricity Ministry announced plans to issue an international tender related to the construction of its first nuclear power plant. The Interior Minister said authorities are aware of a Muslim Brotherhood plot to bring "violence and sabotage" to Egypt on Nov. 19. At least five were killed in clashes between security forces and Islamist militants in the Sinai.
The army arrested 11 extremists wanted in connection with recent attacks in the Sinai. The army announced the destruction and discovery of more smuggling tunnels near Rafah. Shootings by unidentified gunmen were reported in el Arish and Sheikh Zuweid. The Commander of the Second Field Army ordered the release of 120 people detained on suspicion of involvement in attacks in the Sinai. Former president Mohammed Morsi said he was kidnapped by the army a day before his removal was officially announced.
The country's intelligence chief warned that eradicating Sinai jihadist cells "could take some time." The state of emergency, which had been in place since July, was reportedly lifted two days earlier than planned. The detention of former president Morsi was extended for another 30 days. Security forces and Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed at Mansoura University. Unidentified gunmen carried out three separate attacks in the Sinai, one of which killed a police officer.