Tag Archives: Al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula

Bloomberg News on Zawahiri’s communications

Bloomberg News reported that Ayman al Zawahiri communicated with “other regional terrorist commanders” as well as the head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Zawahiri’s communications are what led the US to shutter more than 20 diplomatic facilities.

‘Global jihadists’ overrun Egyptian Army outpost on Israeli border

More than 10 Egyptian soldiers were killed as an al Qaeda-linked terror group overran an outpost, seized two armored personnel carriers, and crossed into Israel. Israeli troops destroyed one of the APCs, and killed six terrorists. In a separate operation, the Israeli Air Force targeted a Mujahideen Shura Council “terrorist squad” that was plotting future attacks.

Al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for attack in Israel

A newly-announced terrorist organization claimed responsibility for yesterday’s cross border attack in Israel, which killed one Israeli civilian. The group, which calls itself Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC), features al Qaeda-style flags in its videos and says the attack is dedicated to Osama bin Laden.

Islamist fighters gain in Egyptian Sinai

Armed gunmen surrounded a Multinational Observer Force base in the Sinai for eight days until the government freed five terrorists linked to terror attacks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab, and Taba.

Al Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula

Egyptian police arrested the head of al Qaeda’s branch in the Sinai. Mohammed Eid Muslih Hamad, who is also known as El Tihi, was captured in El Arish. He has been behind six bombings of a pipeline to Israel and Jordan.