January 2015 Sinai & Terrorism Log for Egypt

1 Feb

This is a log of many incidents in January 2015 which pertain to Egypt’s campaign in the Sinai and against terrorism and violent pro-Muslim Brotherhood actions on the mainland, or other security-related matters.

I haven’t posted for a long time!  The campaign in the Sinai has been effective and therefore the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis have increased their propaganda, using the new name State of Sinai and linking themselves with ISIS.  They have money (what’s the source of that) and are using it to try to gain loyalties.  However, most of mainstream media and the few who focus on Sinai in DC based (not very pro-Egypt) institutes either report on the failure of the campaign or the repressiveness of Egypt in the Sinai.

Jan 31 Egyptian Interior Ministry employee killed: shot in the head in his home in al-Arish. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/01/31/Egyptian-interior-ministry-employee-killed-in-Sinai.html

 

 

Jan 31 At least 6 conscripts were injured when Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis attacked 3 checkponts in Rafah. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=6734058e-473f-4aaf-a4d2-762ef071a6b6

 

Jan 31 The Monib police station was set afire by Muslim Brotherhood supporters (yes, David Kirkpatrick) in the Giza governate. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=1a2b7085-c009-4248-95a8-90130aa1264c

 

Jan 30 An Egyptian court banned the al-Qassam brigades, Hamas’ military wing and listed it as a terrorist organization. Hamas’ spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Hamas “rejects” the decision. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/31/us-egypt-hamas-idUSKBN0L40BS20150131

 

Jan 30 New Sinai clashes kill 2 children http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/egypt-officials-new-sinai-clashes-kill-two-children

 

Jan 30 Egypt’s president Sisi cut short his trip to Ethiopia after the deadly coordinated attacks in the Sinai & army launches a new offensive. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31052064?ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbc_breaking&ns_source=twitter&ns_linkname=news_central

 

Jan 29 Death toll of at least 30 as Sinai militants used car bombs and mortars in the #Sinai http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/29/egypt-army-police-sinai-el-arish-sheikh-zuwayed-rafah

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0L22J920150130?irpc=932

 

 

Jan 29 The Wahington Post editors once again critique Egypt’s governemnt for “repression.” No acknowledgement of the attack by 100 militants on Egypt’s forces in the Sinai, and no mention of the many violent incidents in Egypt on 1/25, but the killing of a protester Shaima al-Sabagh (now being investigated by the Egyptian govt.) is. They use the article also to criticize Obama, for supporting the Sisi government . http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-is-complacent-as-egypt-repeats-its-history-of-repression/2015/01/29/d07fe6fc-a716-11e4-a2b2-776095f393b2_story.html

 

Jan 29 2 injured as 6 bombs went off in #Sharqiyya#Egypt #MB http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/121556/Egypt/Politics-/Series-of-explosions-in-Nile-Delta-leave–injured.aspx

 

 

Jan 28 The U.S. State Dept. hosted a meeting with Muslim Brotherhood officials (not just MB-aligned as the article states) and the same group spoke at an event at DC’s National Press club hosted by CSID. Jan Psaki, (WH) claimed the meeting was sponsored by Georgetown University (?) http://freebeacon.com/national-security/muslim-brotherhood-leaders-hosted-at-state-department/

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/csid-events-in-washington-dc?utm_source=REMINDER+%22The+Path+Forward+for+Restoring+Democracy+in+Egypt%22&utm_campaign=Panel+%22The+Path+Forward+in+Egypt%22+-+January+27%2C+2015&utm_medium=email

 

 

Jan 27 – The Muslim Brotherhood’s online Arabic site called on their members to launch jihad in an overt manner and with many historical references.  http://ikhwanonline.com/Article.aspx?ArtID=220195&SecID=211

 

Jan 27 Pro-#Morsi Popular Resistance group in #Giza claims responsibility for torching #KFC in Haram via @Zeinobia. Video: http://bit.ly/15QdHJr

 

Jan 26 6 explosive devices found and dismantled near Church of Virgin Mary in Fayyoum.

http://www.youm7.com/story/2015/1/26/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%AB%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-6-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%81%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%83%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%B3%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%AF%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B0%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%85/2041726#.VMaudWTF_e0

 

Jan 26 Attempt to break into police station in Sharqiya foiled, aggressors arrested http://bit.ly/1xZCBgF

 

Jan 26 Two bombs found in City Stars mall in Nasr City, at main entrance and entrance 7, according to @ONewsAgency #Egypt

 

Jan 26 AnsarBaytalMaqdis releases video of their murder of Ayman El-Dessouki earlier this month, linking them to cause of

Ansar Morsi by showing protesters first  #Sinai http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/121404.aspx

 

 

Jan. 25 A car bomb exploded in front of a church in #Port Said.  #Egypt

 

Jan 25 Pro #MB small org just announced it burnt a post office servicing a crowded Cairo neighborhood. Nice work, thugs! #egypt

 

Jan 25 North #Sinai curfew extended by 3 months.  #Egypt http://www.madamasr.com/news/north-sinai-curfew-extended-3-months

 

Jan 25   @Masrawy‘s reporter, Alaa Ahmed, got shot while covering Matareya clashes. http://www.masrawy.com/News/News_Egypt/details/2015/1/25/437330/%D8%A5%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A9-%D9%85%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%84-%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%88%D9%8A-%D8%A8%D8%B7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AE%D8%B1%D8%B7%D9%88%D8%B4-%D8%A3%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%A7%D8%B4%D8%AA%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B7%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A9  #Egypt #Jan25

 

 

Jan 25 4 Copts killed including a child in 1/25 proMB/anti’coup’ violence #Egypt http://www.mcndirect.com/showsubject_ar.aspx?id=59220#.VMVWTpmaotw.facebook

 

Jan 25, IkhwanWeb, the Muslim Brotherhood’s English language site, normally more understated than its Arabic site, issued a call to avenge every drop of blood in its AntiCoup efforts: http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=31981

 

Jan 25 Bomb at Cairo-Alex railway track & also bomb near Shams club in Alf Maskan, two officers injured.

http://m.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/639323

 

 

Jan. 25 Protesters set Haram district building on fire which authorities controlled. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=98e85b56-c6c9-4b7f-b563-66fb7bc01bb6 … #Egypt #مصر

 

Jan. 25 Detonating a bomb today in New Maadi. #Egypt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WK52cW-R8E …

 

Jan. 25 2 policemen were killed on the Ring Road in ‪#Cairo near Moneeb after gunmen in a car attacked. ‪#Egypt via ‪@TheCairoPost

 

Jan. 24   Shaima Sabbagh was part of a protest by the Socialist Popular Party which came into Tahrir to lay wreaths for the 1/15/11 fallen, and she was shot (disputes about whether by buckshot or birdshot) Eyewitnesses who reported were then questioned by authorities. 2 others wounded & 7 arrested. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/shaima-al-sabbagh-heartbreaking-picture-shows-5039047

 

 

Jan 24 Demolition of areas in the http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/01/24/demolition-rafah-continues-2nd-phase-gaza-buffer-zone/

Sinai buffer zone continues into phase 2.

 

Jan 21 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis pledged to continue attacks on the army http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=a409223c-0141-4576-b826-f9719227b42e

 

Jan 20 4 militants killed near Shaykh Zuwayd and Arish. Also 2 conscripts and an officer were injured in the explosion of roadside bomb near Shaykh Zuwayd http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/01/21/4-militants-killed-north-sinai-armed-forces/

 

Jan 19   Sinai terrorists claim they have attacked an oil pipeline to Jordan http://news.yahoo.com/egypt-jihadists-claim-attack-sinai-pipeline-jordan-205846613.html

 

Jan 13 The policeman who was kidnapped near #Rafah has been found dead. #Sinai #Egypt http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/army-missing-policeman-found-killed-egypt-s-sinai

 

http://www.madamasr.com/news/militants-killed-aftermath-kidnapped-soldiers-death-military

 

Five more bodies found today in the Sinai (seven were found yesterday) http://www.youm7.com/story/2015/1/13/%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%AB%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-5-%D8%AC%D8%AB%D8%AB-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B4-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D9%8A%D8%AE-%D8%B2%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%87%D8%A7-%D8%A2%D8%AB%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A5%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A8%D8%B7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7/2025679#.VLV6E2TF_e1

 

Jan 12

 

Report and photos of alleged IS militants (ABM affiliated with ISIS) giving money to someone whose home was destroyed in the Sinai. #IS in #Sinai #Egypt distributing financial help to inhabitant for their “destroyed home”. There is money round now.

#Police arrests assailants accused of drive-by shooting in #Giza – News – #Aswat_Masriya http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=73ae6326-6092-4f23-870b-8a94b4033cd1 … #Egypt #مصر

 

Jan. 11 An explosion rocked #Maadi earlier today #Egypt

 

Jan 11 Egyptian officer kidnapped by militants in the Sinai.   http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/120045.aspx

 

Jan 11 Two more headless bodies found in Shaykh Zuwayd in the Sinai, presumably victims of the militants. http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/01/10/Two-headless-bodies-found-in-Egypt-s-Sinai-.html

 

Jan 10 @TheBigPharaoh: Reports that a bomb is currently being defused near the Jewish synagogue in downtown Cairo.

 

 

Jan 10 Conscript wounded near #Arish – shooter unidentified #Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=4d722202-9992-4add-a7ee-26a84c0ede40

 

Jan 9 Christian families in the #Sinai dwindle from 650 to 200 because of attacks by Islamic terrorists. fikraforum.org/?p=6205&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=*Mideast%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20Middle%20East%20Daily_1.9.15

 

 

Jan 9 Security called to check for explosives in prime minister’s car http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/119884.aspx

 

Jan 6 Egypt’s army has killed 14 terrorists in raids in the Sinai between Saturday and Monday (yesterday) http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=46c85aed-bf33-4434-9894-36110264d4e7

 

Jan 6 Two bodies found; thought to be shot by militants, one south of Arish and one south of Rafah. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=ec14188a-dc00-45ee-b1b4-5065bd182ef0

 

 

Jan 6 Two policeman guarding a church on the eve of Coptic Christmas were shot by masked gunmen http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/01/06/Two-Egyptian-police-shot-dead-outside-Coptic-Church.html

http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/01/06/1802889

 

Jan. 5 Thirteen Copts were released in Libya and Libyan government said it will facilitate their return to Egypt. Claims they were not kidnapped by Islamic militants but by traffickers (smugglers). However, the other 7 Copts are not accounted for. http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/01/05/kidnapped-copts-libya-released-libyan-official/

 

Jan 5 Two arrested for making explosives (and 3 others being investigated) in a plastics factory in #Sharqiyya http://www.thecairopost.com/news/132283/news/5-arrested-for-manufacturing-explosives-in-sharqia

 

Jan 5 Egyptian police officer detained after killing two men on motorbikes at a checkpoint in Suez   http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/119562.aspx

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=4211b621-5711-4c72-a9d7-1f0bed5204b3

 

Jan 5 Alleged State of ‪#Sinai twitter acct claims responsibility for IED that killed an Egyptian soldier yesterday.

 

Jan. 5 One policeman killed and 3 civilians injured after an attack by unknown assailants at a checkpoint in Mohandessin, Cairo   http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/119509/Egypt/Politics-/-policemen-injured,-civilian-killed-in-checkpoint-.aspx

 

Jan. 4 An American woman was found dead in Mahalla in the province of Gharbiyya http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/01/04/american-woman-reported-dead-gharbeya/

Jan. 4   ‪Egypt‘s Foreign Minister meets Bishop of Tanta about the kidnapped Christians in Libya; office in touch with local authorities & the Libyan government to secure their lives.

 

Jan 4 A soldier was killed disabling explosive devices in Shaykh Zuwayd and two officers and a soldier were injured. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=fa689957-c1c8-4d25-b7a3-708e8b3471f3

 

Jan 3 Thirteen Coptic workers kidnapped in Libya, allegedly by Ansar al-Shariah (see later posts) That is in addition to 7 others kidnapped last week.

http://www.tnnegypt.com/13-egyptian-coptic-workers-kidnapped-in-libya/

 

Jan 3 Palestinian boy shot by Egypt’s border guards trying to enter Sinai illegally and 3 Palestinians arrested also attempting to enter illegally. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/119382.aspx

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=83b53012-dc2a-4ec6-a94f-8d4c7cc6f924

 

 

Jan 2   ‪#Giza ‪#Egypt – 2 bombs defused outside cinema & shopping mall. Bombs had nails, sulfur, gnpwdr + a SIM card remotely. ‪http://ow.ly/GHzkJ 

 

Jan 2 Second bomb found near Cairo Mall on al-Haram St.

http://almogaz.com/news/crime/2015/01/02/1797146

 

Jan 2 A security checkpoint was attacked with an RPG west of Rafah in the Sinai. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=aeec2539-94a9-44c6-9592-36c77640662d

 

Jan. 2 A bomb exploded as a police car passed by in Alexandria http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/01/02/1797100

 

Jan 2 Pro-Morsi demonstrations blocked the road near the Cairo Mall and demonstrators burned a police car. http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/01/02/1797104

 

Jan 1 President Sisi called for religious freedom. http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/01/02/1796665

http://azzasedky.typepad.com/egypt/2015/01/blog-egypts-president-al-sisi-calls-for-religious-revolution-in-islam.html

 

 

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