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Tag: Egypt

Former Egyptian officer turned al Qaeda loyalist reportedly captured in Libya

The Libyan National Army (LNA) claims to have captured Hisham al-Ashmawy, a former Egyptian officer who defected to the jihadists'…

US designates Egypt-based HASM and Liwa al-Thawra as terrorist groups

Harakat Sawa’id Misr (HASM) and Liwa al-Thawra are Islamist groups are suspected of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. The…

Coptic church attacked by Islamic State loyalist, group says

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack outside of a Coptic Church in a southern suburb of Cairo…

More than 20 Egyptian soldiers killed in Islamic State assault on Sinai outpost

The Islamic State's so-called Sinai province launched a lethal assault on an Egyptian military outpost in the northern Sinai earlier…

Islamic State claims attack on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for yesterday's massacre of at least 28 Coptic Christians traveling on a bus in…

Islamic State leader in Egypt says church bombings aren’t popular

The ninth issue of the Islamic State's Rumiyah ("Rome") magazine features an interview with the group's "emir" in Egypt. He…

Islamic State fighters fire at Egyptian policemen near Saint Catherine’s Monastery

Islamic State gunmen shot and killed at least one Egyptian policeman near the Saint Catherine's Monastery in the southern Sinai…

Islamic State claims church bombings in Egypt

The Islamic State has claimed credit for bombings at two Coptic churches in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria…