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.
Abu al Walid al Maqdisi, the leader of the Tawhid and Jihad Group in Jerusalem, was freed after more than a year in prison. His release was announced by Masada al Mujahideen, one of six major jihadist groups operating in Gaza.
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.
Three members of al Qaeda-linked Salafist groups in Gaza were killed in two airstrikes over the past day.