Hamas maintains links with Sinai jihadists, Israeli security sources say
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.
The army said three members of Ansar Jerusalem were killed and three more militants were arrested in operations in North Sinai; officials said two of those arrested were related to an Ansar Jerusalem founder who died last month. A Muslim Brotherhood leader said mass death sentences will pave the way for the downfall of Cairo’s […]
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Overnight airstrikes in North Sinai reportedly killed 7 militants. A senior military officer said the the Sinai Peninsula was under the “complete control” of Egypt’s army. Authorities reportedly arrested seven Ansar Jerusalem members in Cairo and Qaliubiya.
The group has now taken credit for at least 15 attacks since November, according to a tally maintained by The Long War Journal.
Rival factions Hamas and Fatah announced plans to form a unity government in the next five weeks. US officials warned that the new government must recognize Israel and renounce violence, two conditions Hamas has never accepted. At least three people were hurt when an Israeli airstrike targeted a suspected terrorist.
A senior police officer was assassinated in Cairo, and another officer died in a clash with militants near Alexandria. The Pentagon plans to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt to help “counter extremists who threaten US, Egyptian, and Israeli security.”
A bomb placed under a car in Cairo killed a senior police officer. Near Alexandria, a shootout between security personnel and wanted militants left one police officer dead as well as a militant. Three members of Ansar Jerusalem were allegedly killed during clashes with security personnel yesterday in North Sinai. A probe into the February […]
Gunmen opened fire overnight on a bus transporting soldiers in North Sinai. Gunmen also opened fire on security personnel in Nasr City; no injuries were reported. Defense Minister Sobhi praised the country’s security forces for their efforts. The Interior Minister recently said that Ajnad Misr is an offshoot of Ansar Jerusalem and was formed by […]
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The Yahya Ayyash Brigades, named after a deceased Hamas bomb maker, first appeared in mid-January 2014 when it took credit for rocket fire during the funeral of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon.
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In response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, the IAF struck a number of terror sites in the Hamas-run territory. The Yahya Ayyash Brigades said that it was responsible for the rocket fire.
Two policemen were killed by gunmen near Cairo. Security sources alleged that al Qaeda’s Ayman al Zawahiri has been communicating with Muslim Brotherhood leaders to arrange the transfer of arms to jihadists in Egypt. Authorities arrested 18 Muslim Brotherhood members and jihadists on suspicion of inciting and planning attacks.
Ajnad Misr took responsibility for three recent bombing attacks in the Cairo area. Al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri said that the Egyptian army should be fought. The army said 11 wanted militants were arrested in operations in North Sinai. A Muslim Brotherhood leader was sentenced to one year in prison for insulting the judiciary.
Meanwhile, in an audio message leaked yesterday, al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri said that the “Americanized” Egyptian army should be fought.
A small bomb went off near a military checkpoint in Fayoum. Ajnad Misr yesterday released a video detailing some of its attacks since November. Security forces used teargas to disperse a number of Muslim Brotherhood protests throughout the country. A weapons smuggler was reportedly arrested in North Sinai. A police officer was killed and another […]
Ajnad Misr has taken credit for at least 11 attacks since November, according to a tally maintained by The Long War Journal.
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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.
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 […]
Reliable figures on the number of Israeli Arabs who are fighting or have fought in the ongoing Syria conflict are hard to come by. According to one report, the number is between 15 and 20.
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 […]
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It is unclear whether the suspected jihadist is linked to Ansar Jerusalem. At least four AJ fighters are known to have fought in Syria prior to returning to Egypt, where they died.
Ansar Jerusalem has yet to comment on today’s reported events. Since 2011, the Sinai-based jihadist group has confirmed dead only 25 named members.