Sherifa Zuhur: Egypt: Log of Violence Jan 2014 – Feb 3, 2015 – Sinai, Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and more

3 Feb

Each day, I read claims in the media and social media that terrorism in Egypt is a) being exaggerated by the Egyptian ‘deep state’ or its supporters or b) that Egyptian militants in the Sinai, demonstrators on the mainland guilty of violence, or that saboteurs (planting bombs) are being unfairly pursued or charged because they are simply supporters of the ‘peaceful’ Muslim Brotherhood. Waves of violence began in August of 2013 and have not ceased, although the army and security forces are making inroads in the Sinai and are able to successfully defuse many of the bombs and devices planted in other parts of Egypt.   It is essential to understand that this violence is not a random outreach effort of ISIS – it is a deliberate strategy by Ansar Morsi, whether these are members of radical organizations like the State of Sinai/Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, or disgruntled supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) and its now illegal political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party.   The Ikhwan have branches in 68 countries, their secret internal structure has survived numerous Egyptian governments, and their alliance with militants who are far less “moderate” should not surprise anyone familiar with the organization and its ultimate goals.


Also those who have studied the acts of terrorism (otherwise portrayed as political resistance) in Iraq will note similarities between the AQ organizations which developed there, the larger political struggle and the specific techniques of the Sinai-based groups.

To conclude now (as an article at Carnegie MEC – – one of the co-authors is not particularly familiar with Egypt and one wonders what is Carnegie’s intention in posting this)

or other US institutes which have rather consistently called for the inclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood) that the Sinai campaign has ‘failed’ – is shortsighted.   Such analysis also fails to perceive the connections between the Sinai violence – aimed to bring down the government or show its inefficacy and the other incidents of violence in Egypt connected to political opposition.

I am not writing this to support violations of anyone’s civil rights. The use of torture and violence in apprehension of suspects is anathema and counterproductive. The protest law in Egypt is another subject. Peaceful protest should be permitted, but there can be no reason to support violent actions in such protests. Above all it is important to see the volatility of the situation over last year and that the campaign against terrorism in the Sinai and outside it is necessary.


Many assert that military responses to counterterrorism will fail. In history, they have both failed and succeeded.  But they cannot achieve aims against terrorists without a full-out commitment as in all forms of warfare. The Sinai cannot be abandoned or permitted to be a training ground for terrorists who will soon operate elsewhere. Those who objected to the razing of a buffer area in Rafah, should note the vast number of tunnels discovered there and multiple operations by terrorists there.  Objections that Egypt “owes” Hamas the weapons or supplies that could be funneled to it fly in the face of current political realities, not least, Hamas’ relationship with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. Further, the government of Mohamed Morsi tried a ‘soft approach’ in the Sinai which resulted in attacks on Egypt’s military and the growth of the currently active groups. In fact, the presence of radical Islamists dates back to the Mubarak era, when attacks were launched against tourists and resulted in a severe crackdown on those locals thought to be accessories or hosts to these groups. Even at that time, the origins of these al-Qa’ida-linked groups and their weapons was a matter of dispute. Yes, the development of the Sinai is an essential aspect of countering terrorism there, and Egypt’s president recently committed funds to that purpose. Yes, the bedouin have been discriminated against and tribal loyalties have been manipulated by foes of the state. But the sheer number of incidents shows that the ‘developmental approach’ proposed (but never enacted) by Morsi’s government failed and that the current hostilities are linked, at least in part, to his supporters.


Here is a LOG of Related Incidents


It is not a complete list; has more incidents logged than the Atlantic Council’s Egypt Source (which is politically critical of Egypt but also relies on open sources).


Dr. Sherifa Zuhur, Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies


February 2015


Feb. 3 Man killed in bomb blast in Alexandria, hours after two devices discovered at Cairo airport: ‪ 


Feb. 3 An IED (improvised explosive device) went off after a military convoy passed through Rafah. No injuries. Another device was found south of al-Arish.


Feb. 2 A claim (by @muhamedsabry) that the gas pipeline to Jordan was bombed again.


Feb. 2 Here the idea is that ISIS (and ABM in the Sinai) are illustrating weakness now rather than strength in the recent attacks.


Feb. 2 Some perspectives from ISW & others on the Sinai campaign


Feb 2 Bomb experts diffuse bomb in Abdel Monem Riyad Square in #Cairo. #Egypt


January 2015


Jan 31 Egyptian Interior Ministry employee killed: shot in the head in his home in al-Arish. This individual was a Christian.



Jan 31 President Sisi’s speech on the Sinai campaign in which he alludes to the Muslim Brotherhood, the “strongest secret organization” in the world.


Jan 31 At least 6 conscripts were injured when Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis attacked 3 checkponts in Rafah.


Jan 31 The Monib police station was set afire by Muslim Brotherhood supporters (yes, David Kirkpatrick) in the Giza governate.


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.


Jan 30 New Sinai clashes kill 2 children


Jan 30 Pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstration in Maadi – photos on Ikhwanweb.


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.


Jan 29 Death toll of at least 30 as Sinai militants used car bombs and mortars in the #Sinai



Jan 29 The Wahington Post editors once again critique Egypt’s government 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 .


Jan 29 2 injured as 6 bombs went off in #Sharqiyya#Egypt #MB–injured.aspx


Jan 28 9 injured in an explosion in Qalubiyya at a checkpoint.


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 (?)


Jan 27 An IED was thrown at a checkpoint in Qalubiyya and in Fayyoum, an IED exploded near a court building


Jan 27 516 allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested in violent incidents commemorating


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.


Jan 27 Pro-#Morsi Popular Resistance group in #Giza claims responsibility for torching #KFC in Haram via @Zeinobia. Video:


Jan 27 Four men were carrying a bomb in Alexandria when it detonated. One was killed & 2 severely injured. Also sound bombs went off Monday (1/26) night and a tramway carriage was burned in clashes between protesters and police.



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


Jan 26 Attempt to break into police station in Sharqiya foiled, aggressors arrested


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


Jan 26 Ansar Bayt alMaqdis releases video of their murder of Ayman El-Dessouki earlier this month, linking them to cause of Ansar Morsi by showing protesters first.


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


Jan 25 North #Sinai curfew extended by 3 months.  #Egypt


Jan 25   @Masrawy‘s reporter, Alaa Ahmed, got shot while covering Matareya clashes.  #Egypt #Jan25



Jan 25 4 Copts killed including a child in 1/25 proMB/anti’coup’ violence #Egypt


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:


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



Jan. 25 Protesters set Haram district building on fire which authorities controlled. … #Egypt #مصر


Jan. 25 Detonating a bomb today in New Maadi. #Egypt …


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.



Jan 24 Demolition of areas in the

Sinai buffer zone continues into phase 2.


Jan 21 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis pledged to continue attacks on the army


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


Jan 19   Sinai terrorists claim they have attacked an oil pipeline to Jordan


Jan 13 The policeman who was kidnapped near #Rafah has been found dead. #Sinai #Egypt


Five more bodies found today in the Sinai (seven were found yesterday)


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 … #Egypt #مصر


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


Jan 11 Egyptian officer kidnapped by militants in the Sinai.


Jan 11 Two more headless bodies found in Shaykh Zuwayd in the Sinai, presumably victims of the militants.


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


Jan 9 Christian families in the #Sinai dwindle from 650 to 200 because of attacks by Islamic terrorists.*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


Jan 6 Egypt’s army has killed 14 terrorists in raids in the Sinai between Saturday and Monday (yesterday)


Jan 6 Two bodies found; thought to be shot by militants, one south of Arish and one south of Rafah.



Jan 6 Two policeman guarding a church on the eve of Coptic Christmas were shot by masked gunmen


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.


Jan 5 Two arrested for making explosives (and 3 others being investigated) in a plastics factory in #Sharqiyya


Jan 5 Egyptian police officer detained after killing two men on motorbikes at a checkpoint in Suez


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,-civilian-killed-in-checkpoint-.aspx


Jan. 4 An American woman was found dead in Mahalla in the province of Gharbiyya

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.


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.


Jan 3 Palestinian boy shot by Egypt’s border guards trying to enter Sinai illegally and 3 Palestinians arrested also attempting to enter illegally.



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


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


Jan 2 A security checkpoint was attacked with an RPG west of Rafah in the Sinai.


Jan. 2 A bomb exploded as a police car passed by in Alexandria


Jan 2 Pro-Morsi demonstrations blocked the road near the Cairo Mall and demonstrators burned a police car.


Jan 1 President Sisi called for religious freedom.



Dec. 31 Army has killed 13 terrorists in raids in the #Sinai from Sat. to Wed.


Dec 30 16 new tunnels from Gaza to Sinai were discovered this week #Egypt



Dec. 30 4 bombs defused near Marqosiyya Church and the court of appeals in Beni Suwayf


Dec 29 North Sinai governor says the buffer zone will increase to 5 km. (was originally 500 meters)



Dec. 26 Roadside bomb kills 2 soldiers in ‪#Egypt‘s Sinai ‪ 


Dec 25 Egypt’s army plans to build an international airport in the mid-Sinai.الهيئة-الهندسية–بدأنا-دراسات-لإنشاء-مطار-دولى-فى-وسط-سيناء-/2002793#.VJv7KsDA


Dec. 24 Jihadists release video of executions


Dec. 19 Egypt’s government says 2 bombings foiled, 9 ABM terrorists killed in North ‪#Sinai | ‪ 


Dec. 18 9 terrorists killed, and 12 arrested in Sinai raid according to authorities.


Dec. 17 Egypt’s army has killed 17 militants in the last 3 days in the Sinai


Dec. 17 40 students in #Egypt‘s police academy dismissed for fighting in clashes pro-#Morsi or had #Ikhwan relatives.


Dec. 16 ‪#Egypt|ian court rejects lawsuit filed against ‪#Ikhwan to confiscate their money to rebuild what they burnt over the past yr.حكم-يرفض-تحميل-الإخوان-قيمة-إحراقهم-للمنشأت-العامة-.html


Dec. 14 Three detained, 2 w. British citizenship for allegedly discussing sabotage at Metro #Egypt


Dec. 14 Claims that support for Islamic State is growing from the tough Sinai campaign. (True that IS flags spotted at demos)



Dec. 14 Two policemen killed in drive-by shooting in #Sinai #Egypt


Dec. 12 Mosque preacher/ Rafah: People of West Bank are people of security coordination [with Israel]; don’t belong to Prophet Mohammed’s followers.



Dec. 11 12 militants killed and 70 arrested by #Egypt‘s military in the #Sinai


Dec. 10 ‪#Egypt ‪#MOI says 15 “Brotherhood” students arrested in ‪#Minya after they attacked campus security (AR) ‪#MB ‪ …


Dec 10 The UK embassy suspended services on Sunday due to security concerns and was still not open and not saying much more (Wednesday) and the Canadian embassy also closed. (Other reports referred to Australian embassy issuing warnings regarding ISIS attacks; the US embassy had a heightened alert due to the release of the report on torture by the CIA under George Bush.



Dec. 9 Pres. Sisi reduced nighttime curfew hours in the Sinai – now 7 pm. to 6 am. Instead of 5 pm. to 7 am.


Dec 9 Another IED explodes in #Abbasiyya, #Egypt


Dec 8 Delta-bound trains stop in Egypt for suspicion of bomb on board.


Dec. 7 Hamas’ Abu Marzouk has called for a committee to examine Egypt’s claims of interference in its affairs.


Dec. 7 4 Muslim Brotherhood leaders have received death sentences which were referred to the Grand Mufti (he must approve all death sentences. These may be appealed.


Dec 7 The UK embassy in Cairo closed (temporarily) due to security concerns


Dec. 6 Police conscript injured in the face when IED went off in Rafah.


Dec. 6 Khairat al-Shater’s son-in-law Ahmed Tharwat Abd al-Hamid was arrested in Cairo after he arrived from Qatar


Dec. 6 Morsi’s defense team (which claims criminals or bedouin let Morsi and other Ikhwan leaders out of jail along with 11,000 prisoners in 2011) – has added the alleged SCAF leaks to evidence.


Dec. 6 Seven jihadists, including Adel Habara were sentenced to death for the killing of 25 policemen in the Sinai in August of 2013 near the border.


Dec. 5 Two militants killed as security forces were conducting a raid on suspected terrorist hideout in northern ‪#Sinai ‪


Dec 5 Around 50 protesters today on a square near Tahrir in ‪#Cairo, ‪#Egypt were demonstrate against the government. They left a bomb, police defused it before explosion.


Dec. 5 Yusuf al-Qaradawi has been listed by Interpol as “wanted” by the Egyptian government


Dec 4 Two men who were kidnapped by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis were found dead north of Shaykh Zuwayd, in the Sinai today.


Dec. 4 Egypt will try those responsible for killing Shiites in Egypt on June 23rd 2013 in a mob attack in Abu Mussalam. Some have blamed salafi anti-Shi`I propaganda for that attack which took place under Pres. Morsi’s rule


Dec. 4 Second phase of Rafah borderline evacuation starts



Dec. 4 A police officer was injured in his face & the rest of his body while attempting to defuse a bomb, that went off around Ain-Shams University today.


Dec. 4 An officer and conscript were injured at the Behaira checkpoint.إصابة-ضابط-ومجند-في-اقتحام-كمين-بالبحي/


Dec. 4 Attackers broke into Suez Canal authority building #Ismaillya – 1 of them killed, 1 injured #Egypt


Dec. 3 82 additional Sinai-Gaza tunnels have been found in the last week.


Dec. 2 Reported today that back on Nov. 12th, terrorists had taken over an Egyptian missile vessal and planned to attacks Israeli targets in the Mediterranean sea. Another boat gave chase, 8 were killed (reported missing at the time)



Dec. 2 The bodies of 6 Shaykh Zuwayd residents were found – they had been shot.


Dec. 2 Ikhwan and pro-Morsi killed 11 policemen in ‪#Kerdasa & mutilated their bodies in 8/2013. Today the court gave death sentences for 185 persons charged. ‪


Dec. 1 Badie received a three year sentence for insulting the court.


Dec. 1 On the Mubarak acquittal, a possible appeal and the issues of non-accountability by other officials.


Dec. 1 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis takes credit for killing Apache Corp. American employee William Henderson. He was reported dead back in August.


November 2014


Nov. 30 – Dec. 1 Students in various universities and others are protesting against the Mubarak verdict. Police used tear gas to disperse some of them.



Zeinobia (summary) Some of the media stated those protesting were Islamists or anti-coup, however some are 6th of April youth, Strong Egypt and the Constitution party. (Reminder: the Muslim Brotherhood politicians had, during its tenure, rejected the trials of killings of the revolutionaries and only now calls for trials of Mubarak and Sisi).

Nov. 30 Students at #Alexandria University protest verdict excusing Mubarak & against ‘military rule’ #Egypt



Nov. 30 Ikhwan students destroy administrative offices of Zagazig University, Egyptموجز-المحافظات-طلاب-الإخوان-يحطمون-المبنى-الإدارى-بجامعة-الز/1972677#.VHsz2jHF_dc



Nov. 29 State of ‪#Sinai – new name of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for Cairo, Qalyubia and Arish attacks. The mainland attacks were carried out by affiliated Martyr Abu Obayda al-Masry Platoon (Abu Obayda al-Masry was ABM’s Mohamed al-Sayed Mansour al-Toukhy: behind Jan 24 Cairo bombing, gunned down in Jisr al-Suez on Mar 11)


Nov. 29 Muslim Brotherhood joined in the anti-Mubarak verdict protests and violence began


Nov. 29 Protests at Tahrir began against the verdict which overturned cases against Hosni Mubarak for the death of protesters.


Nov. 28 224 arrested – Egypt’s interior ministry says it has foiled a plan to wreak havoc in Egypt


Nov. 28 Egypt’s security has captured Abdullah Shehata, the Ikhwan’s top economic official, #Morsi’s IMF point man


Nov. 28 March in Matariyya dispersed and one man is killed.


Nov. 28 Small Islamist rallies were held in Kafr al-Sheikh, Bahaira Alexandria and Minya. Shops of Copts were vandalized in Malawi.


Nov. 28 4 dead so far (the incident below and above) as Salafists protest in Egypt


Nov. 28 Unknown gunmen shoot and kill a general and wound two others in Jisr al-Suez


Nov. 27 Three bodies of bedouin found shot in the head south of al-#Arish



Nov. 27 #AjnadMisr promises more attacks in #Egypt.  Large claims what was a very small group.


Nov. 27 4 days of civil disobedience & strikes in al-Qusair & Ras Ghurayb over plan to divide #RedSea governorate–Red-Sea-cities-over-plans-t.aspx


Nov. 26 Unidentified men shot a police officer in #Fayyoum on Wednesday.


Nov. 26 The Egyptian government opened the border crossing at Rafah which has been closed for one month.


Nov. 26 Gunmen killed 3 police traveling in a pickup truck in al-Arish. ttp://–Egyptian-police-in-Sinai.aspx


Nov. 25 Egyptian forces killed 5 members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and injured 4 others south of Shaykh Zuwayd . The attacks were carried out by Apache aircraft.


Nov 25   Prosecutor-general charges 13 from Tanta w. forming a terrorist cell linked to ISIS


Nov. 25 A bomb exploded near a school in Hada’ek alQubba Cairo, and there were no injuries.


Nov. 24 Ikhwan back Salafist protests for Friday’s Islamic Identity event (but Nour Party do not)


Nov. 23 Min. of Interior announces that a body found at a bombing site in al Wasta in Beni Suwayf (the bomb went off Saturday night) was that of a Muslim Brotherhood member, Mohamed Abdul Moneim


Nov. 22 #Egypt‘s army discovered 7 more tunnel openings in #Rafah #Egypt #Sinai #Gaza


Nov. 22 Sharqiya trains stopped because of an explosion on the tracks in Bilbis.


Nov. 22 7 militants were killed in Shaykh Zuwayd and al-Arish – The military killed 2 on Friday night in Shaykh Zuwayd who were planting explosives. 20 arrested Arish & 11 in Shaykh Zuwayd


Nov. 22 Bomb explodes in front of alNur Mosque in Matariya. No injuries.


Nov. 21 Nov 21 Al Azhar condemned the carrying of the Quran in protests (as is to occur on Nov. 28th)


Nov 21 Pro-#Morsi protester in #Matariyah  chant for #ISIS and raised its flag yesterday:


Nov. 21 The Muslim Brotherhood says it made mistakes without specifying what they are and calls for unity


Nov. 21 Arrests after antigovt. #Ikhwan protests in several cities.


Nov. 20 Mohammad Ali #Bishr, #Ikhwan leader  detained for 15 days, charged with spying & belonging to #MuslimBrothers    #Egypt


Nov. 20 Eleven members of the Muslim Brotherhood from Kafr al-Sheikh were referred to military prosecutors in Alexandria for questioning about interrupting railway tracks (6 of them) and planting a sound bomb in a court (5 of them)


Nov. 20 #AjnadMisr claims responsibility for attack today near #Helwan University #Egypt


Nov. 19 Dispersal and arrests of protesters commemorating Mohammed Mahmoud clashes today in #Cairo #Egypt


Nov. 19 34 protesters in Alexandria were detained also celebrating the Mohammed Mahmoud clashes. Mahienour and 3 others including her lawyer were arrested briefly, then released.


Nov. 19 Egypt arrests #Syrian-returnee militant of al #Furqan & also 38 in #Gharbiya


Nov. 18 Reports about a) 10 killed in a “drone strike” in ‪#Sinai (but there are no drones, therefore this may have been an AT-802) & b) mortar hitting 7 civilians, members of a bedouin family & 3 militants killed by the army ‪#Egypt


Nov. 17 26 #MuslimBrotherhood arrested for violent actions including attempted murder of #Sisi supporter


Nov. 17 #Egypt may expand evacuation buffer zone fr. 500 to 1000 meters after discovering tunnel more than 800 meters long


Nov. 16 Raid on Sharqiyya farm, killing 1 #AnsarBaytMaqdis shows that these militants are on the mainland (not only in #Sinai) #Egypt


Nov. 16 #Egypt’s Army spoxmn: 3 killed in northern #Sinai & 23 others arrested, also in other governorates


Nov. 16 5 #Azhar students referred to military tribunal for arson #Egypt


Nov. 15 Dead body of a man in his 30s shot in the head was discovered in the desert near al-Arish


Nov. 15 The families of fisherman in Damietta (accused by security of being the attackers on Egypt’s naval ship and arms smugglers) proclaim their innocence, ask Sisi for release


Nov. 15 #Egyptian military’s video on the Sinai campaign


Nov. 13 – Attack on ship is part of full-fledged war on Egypt. Arms could have been for Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis


Nov 13    2 police offcrs & 3 soldiers killed N/ ‪#Sinai & bomb in underground Zeytoon station injures 16 ‪#Egyptانفجار-بمترو-أنفاق-القاهرة-واصابة-4-أشخاص.html


Nov. 13 Prosecution refers 12 alleged IS members to terrorism court in Egypt


Nov 13 #Egypt‘s army has captured #AnsarBaytMaqdis  Shura Council member, Radwan Ghanim Hassan


Nov. 13 ISIS leader Baghdadi announces and congratulates those joining ISIS in Egypt (and Yemen, KSA, Libya, Algeria


Nov. 13 More on the maritime attack on Egypt’s vessel


Nov. 12 Protests in Giza and clashes w. police. Atlantic Council’s Egypt blog reports this as “police invaded the village of Nahya” where Islamists were protesting. An April 6 youth member was shot. (showing alliance of Apr. 6 youth and Islamist protesters)



Nov 12 Gunmen in boats opened fire on #Egypt‘s naval vessel in #Mediterranean & 8 servicemen missing;_ylt=AwrBJSBC6WNUZHkAPg7QtDMD


Nov. 12 Gunmen kidnap son of Egyptian officer on his way to school in 6 October ‪ 


Nov 12 Primitive bomb on a public bus was defused in Jisr al-Suez


Nov. 11 bomb in Bani Suwayf & 2 other bombs are defused near city council building


Nov. 11 Min. of Interior says it will block protests planned by the Salafist Front on November 28


Nov. 11 Min. of Education spxman: 200 #Ikhwan (#MuslimBrotherhood) teachers to be fired due to their affiliation. #Egypt


Nov. 9 #Egypt‘s military kills 4 militants south of Shaykh Zuwayd  #Sinai


Nov. 9 For the third time, a twitter account with recording claims Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has pledged to #ISIS Experts thought the two previous claims were false. #Sinai #Egypt

Recording is here:


Nov. 9 Al Azhar university to reopen dormitories which were involved in many protests of last year. They had been closed up to now & will house 30% fewer students this year.


Nov. 8 60 yr. old man dual US-Egyptian citizen who has taught in international schools was arrested for threats against US international schools



Nov. 8 Internat’l #MuslimBrotherhood sent funds to zakat committees to fund violence in #Egypt‘s universities


Nov. 8 New #jihadi|ist group threaten #Egypt‘s military


Nov. 7 3 killed & 8 wounded in incidents in different parts of Egypt – northeast Cairo, Fayoum and Isma’iliyya today.


Nov. 7 3 injured as bomb goes off near the Qubba presidential palaceحوادث/إصابة-٣-أشخاص-فى-انفجار-قنبلة-بجوار-قصر-القبة.aspx


Nov. 6 Bodies of 4 slain civilians found north of al-#Arish #Sinai #Egypt


Nov. 5 A storage place found in an apartment containing large amounts of explosives. Apartment owned by 2 Ikhwan Azhar students


Nov. 5 Police intervene to break up clashes between Ikhwan students and Falcon security guards at Zagazig University.


Nov. 5 About one hr. after the Menufiyya bombing, a bomb went off in a Cairo Metro station injuring three.



Nov. 5 A bomb killed 2 policemen and three others on a train in #Menufiyya #Egypt 15 injured injured today.


Nov. 4 Tribal (bedouin) leaders ask Egypt’s government (visiting as a commission) for a new city for the displaced, a raise in compensation for the evacuation, ambulances and more


Nov. 4 Bedouin group called Sons of Sinai declares war on Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis


Nov. 4 Egypt’s army kills 2 Ansar Bait al-Maqdis fighters



Nov. 3 More than 50 judges were suspended on Nov. 2 for signing a pro-Morsi statement in July 2013.


Nov. 3 The Army kills 3 militants in raids in Rafah and Shaykh Zuwayd, arrested 15 more, & seized weapons.–suspected-militants-as-Sisi-dispatches.aspx


Nov. 3 al-Azhar in Kafr al-Shaykh suspends preacher & professor Mahmoud Shaaban, for comments on #ISIS #Egypt



Nov. 3 An explosive device went off near where the Egyptian army was demolishing homes in Rafah, near the border. #Egypt #Sinai


Nov. 2 Army foils a bomb attack in the Sinai (one report said containing a quarter of a ton of explosives)

Another report says there were 2 bomb:



Nov. 2 Imams to be punished if tunnels found under their mosques #Sinai #Egypt


Nov. 1 Homemade bomb goes off under Ghamra bridge in Cairo as garbage collectors inspected it and were injured.


Nov. 1 Yasser Ali, spokesman for former President Mohammad Morsi was sentenced to six months in prison for assisting the flight of Hisham Qandil from prosecution. However, Ali has already served six months in detention.



Nov. 1 A cell of militants who traveled from Turkey to Syria for training & returned to Egypt were arrested in Damiett,a Egypt


October 2014


Oct. 31 #AnsarBaytMaqdis‘ propaganda video on its campaign in #Sinai (1st bombing scene is from #Iraq and spliced in #Egypt \


Oct. 31 Eight masked men on motorcycles threw Molotov cocktails at the Faysal police station in Giza



Oct. 31 Reports of an IED exploding on/nr #Arish airport road in North #Sinai leaving 6 soldiers seriously woundedننشر_أسماء6_مصابين_فى_انفجار_مدرعة_جنوب_العريش_بينهم_ضابطان/1931018#.VFQdNig0x6k

That injury count was expanded to 7 – two officers and 5 soldiers


Oct. 31 Curfew now operating in north Sinai from 5 pm to 7 am.


Oct 31 Some support for ISIS growing among salafists in Egypt, even as al-Azhar denounces the organization.


Oct. 31 #Ikhwan demonstrate in  #Kafr ElDawwar, chanting #Morsi to return victorious #Egypt


Oct. 30 Former intelligence officer is sentenced to one year in prison for revealing secrets “damaging to national security”


Oct. 30 #Egypt bans pro-Morsi (pro-#MB) pressure group.


Oct. 29 In the evacuation zone a canal will be dug to prevent tunnels from the ‪#Gaza side to Sinai.  ‪#Egypt ‪الجيش-يطالب-سكان-الشريط-الحدودي-برفح-بالإخلاء-الفوري-خلال-48-ساعة

Oct. 29 First group evacuated ‪#Sinai/‪#Gaza border area – 880 homes to be evacuated. Have been promised compensation. ‪#Egypt


Oct. 29 Protesters at Al-Azhar Universities in Assiut shot fireworks & pelted police forces with rocks on Wednesday.- Egypt


Oct. 29 Female protesters outside of al-Azhar university demanding that a dormitory be opened were dispersed by police.



Oct. 29 President al-Sisi called for prompt compensation of Northern Sinai evacuees


Oct. 29 6 homemade bombs dismantled at Mansoura University – 80 students f/ Al-Azhar Uni blocked a main road–students-amid-clashes,-army-.aspx


Oct. 28 Two bombs go off in Sharqia, no causalities – News –‪ … ‪#Egypt ‪#Aswat_Masriya ‫#


Oct. 28 Four women seriously injured in #Rafah explosion (not many details) #Egypt


Oct. 28. Despite the misleading article title (& analysis!) people damaging certain public property will be tried in military court (under terrorism clauses of the Constitution)


Oct. 28 IED dismantled outside a private school in #Giza #Egypt today


Oct. 28 #Jihadists urge attacks against American schools and teachers, specifying #Maadi & #Jeddah. #Egypt #SaudiArabia


Oct 27 IED explosions at power station 10th of Ramadan #Egypt


Oct. 27 #Egypt‘s army killed 8 militants, including 1 involved in Friday’s large attack in the #Sinai


Oct. 26 Buffer zone of (only) 1.5 – 3 km to be created between Gaza #Sinai #Egypt


Oct. 26 Five year sentence for Muslim Brotherhood supporters for rioting in January


Oct. 26 Security forces ‘stormed’ (moved into) Al Azhar University’s women’s college to control demonstrations


Oct. 26 #Egypt‘s airstrikes kill 5 militants and wound 8 in the northern #Sinai


Oct. 25 Unidentified persons set fire to municipal garage & vehicles in #KafrAlDawwar (where woman gave birth on the street last wk. after being turned away from a hospital) #Egypt


Oct. 25 1 child killed & 6 injured in clashes in #Matariyya  #Egypt


Oct. 24 Gunmen killed a policeman in Sharqiyya. Have been a spate of such killings.


Oct 24 At about midnight the CSF police camp near Al-Arish international airport was attacked by missiles and dozens of conscripts were injured.


Oct. 24 Twenty-eight (25 at the time the story was written) army conscripts killed & 25 wounded in the car bombing at checkpoint #Sinai #Egypt

Ansar Bait al-Maqdis is suspected of the bombing:


Oct. 24 In an attack in Arish (separate from the car-bombing), 3 Egyptian security troops were killed when men opened fire on them.



Oct. 24 One child was killed when someone in civilian clothes shot at a pro-Morsi march in Ain al-Shams. His sister was reportedly arrested at the morgue.


Oct. 24 Masked men hurl Molotovs at 2 cars of #SaudiArabia‘s embassy in #Suez, setting them afire. #Egypt #MB


Oct. 23

‪#Cairo court May bombing suspect arrested in Arish in North ‪#Sinai



Oct. 23 A member of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis arrested as he withdraws 42,000 LE by the Bank Misr’s security in Arish


Oct. 23 Ajnad Masr claimed responsibility for the Cairo University bombing (despite other efforts foiled.)


Oct. 23 Soldier (a driver) killed, and another injured in an armed attack on their checkpost in Minya.موجز_المحافظات__استشهاد_شرطى_وإصابة_آخر_فى_هجوم_على_كمين_بال/1917931#.VEkitChOhPd


Oct. 23 Minister of Interior says plans for several huge explosions inside of Cairo University were discovered and foiled.


Oct. 22 Twenty-five members of the so-called Nasr City cell – members of the Gama’at Jihadiyya were sentenced, 12 of them receiving life in prison for planning terror attacks after the ’11 revolution.


Oct. 22 Gunmen opened fire on #IDF patrol near #Egypt‘s border this afternoon, wounding two.


Oct. 22 Explosion near #Cairo University has injured 10 (reports that a woman had to have her leg amputated & a man, his arm) #Egypt

It followed clashes at the university between Muslim Brotherhood students and police & the MB blocked the entrance, shot off fireworks and burned tires.إصابة-8-فى-انفجار-قنبلة-أمام-جامعة-القاهرة-#.VEgEBChOhPd


Oct. 22 Homemade bomb in Tanta wounded 2 citizens who were riding in a Tok Tok at the entrance of Kafr al-Zayat city when the bomb went off.‪#Egypt


Oct. 22 An unknown gunmen in a pick-up truck opened fire at a police checkpoint in Minya, ‪#Egypt, killed one policeman, wounded another via TNN


Oct. 21 5 masked gunmen drove to Mobinil in ‪#Helwan, broke in, fired in the air, then set fire to it & drove offمصدر-أمني-5-مسلحين-وراء-اقتحام-فرع-موبينيل-وحرقه-بحلوان


Oct. 21 ‪#Sinai-based militant group Ajnad Masr announced revenge against authorities 4 on Oct14 at faculty of engineering, Alexandria Uni ‪#Egypt


Oct. 20 Female students’ protest dispersed at al #Azhar & small #Islamist protests at #Cairo University #Egypt


Oct. 19 Roadside bomb explodes killing 7 (two officers, five regular troops) wounding 6 in ‪#Egypt|ian army vehicle.


Oct. 18 Someone threw 10 molotov cocktails off a bus near Kasr al-Aini #Cairo #Egypt


Oct. 18 Clashes between allegedly Ikhwan students and police/security in several universities: Dakahliya, Tanta, Cairo University’s medical school. 29 arrested.


Oct. 18 #Egypt‘s security forces arrest 52 in 8 terrorist cells, impounding weapons, explosives & money


Oct. 18 2 dead, 2 injured and 2 still missing as #Egypt|ian army destroyed tunnel at al-Barahma nr. #Rafah #Sinai #Egypt


Oct. 17 Report on attacks on Copts from 2013 – 2014 has been published.


Oct 17 #Egypt arrests commander of #AnsarBaytAlMaqdis  #Sinai


Oct. 17 RPG attacks kill two policeman in Egypt’s #Sinai according to state TV ttp://


Oct. 16 bombs in Tanta leave 18 injured and 3 dead


Oct. 16 Policeman and restaurant worker injured when 2 sound bombs went off near a Sufi shrine


Oct. 14 Homemade bomb explodes nr. Supreme Court injuring 12 – would have been much worse in the day hours #Egypt


Oct. 14 Two policemen wounded in Alexandria University clashes, 37 arrested – News – ‪#Aswat_Masriya ‪ … ‪#Egypt ‫#


Oct. 14 Bomb explodes near al-Arish International Airport following targeting of gas pipeline to Jordan in Egypt.


Oct. 14 Qaradawi says IS’s Baghdadi is a former Muslim Brotherhood member


Oct. 14 Egyptian army kills second Ansar Bait al-Maqdis leader, ‪ 


Oct. 13 Police will be stationed inside university campuses after clashes with private security company Falcon ends with retreats and destruction of the company’s (and university) property.


Oct. 12 Three more bodies found in al-Arish



Oct. 11 Egypt’s forces kill top jihadist in Sinai ‪ 


Oct. 11 78 students arrested after university protests as the universities open for the year. Many belong to Students Against the Coup



Oct. 10 Egypt’s army has killed 21 terrorists in an operation from Oct. 3 – Oct 10



Oct. 8 ‪#Egypt‘s army forces captured & reportedly destroyed a weapons cache belonging to ‪#AnsarBaytAlMaqdis today. ‪ 


Oct. 8 Security forces claim that they have killed a top leader, Abu Usama al-Masri of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis


Oct 7 Egyptian army kills 16 militants in the north Sinai


Oct 7 Bomb explodes inside #Cairo courtroom. 2 police detained for negligence #Egypt


Oct 7 Egyptian army kills 16 militants in the north Sinai


Oct 7 Bomb explodes inside #Cairo courtroom. 2 police detained for negligence #Egypt



Oct. 6 Egypt’s security forces arrest 4 who were recruiting for ISIS


Oct. 6 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis airs video showing the 5 civilian captives (3 reported as beheaded yesterday) #Sinai #Egypt Also see:


Oct. 6 Boy killed in North ‪#Sinai blast – News – ‪#Aswat_Masriya ‪ …



Oct. 5 Security is close to hunting down the commander of the Ajnad Misr (supposedly based in Giza & Cairo) in Upper Egypt


Oct. 5 RT #AnsarBaytMaqdis kills 2 for spying for #Israel & 1 for spying for #Egypt‘s army. #Sinai


Oct.4 Youm7: ‪#Egypt forces doing all they can to keep Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis from holding ‪#Eid gathering in ‪#Sinai ‪ 


Oct. 2 Ikhwan march in Alexandria to restore Morsi


Oct. 2 Anonymous gunmen abduct Sufi leader in Shaykh Zuwaid (Sinai) Egypt


Oct 2. Woman injured at bombing in front of the criminal investigation building in Mahalla


Oct. 2 top jihadi operative killed in the Sinai – from Ansar Beit al-Maqdis


Oct. 2 Bomb found under a car parked near the Shubra al-Khaima police station


Oct. 2 Bomb explodes near water/harbor police station in Gharbiyyaأخبار-مصر/انفجار-قنبلة-بجوار-قسم-شرطة-المسطحات-ا/


Oct. 2 Explosion in Gharbiyya governorate building injures civilians who were transferred to hospital

Also a device explodes near the judges club in Maadi


Oct. 2 bomb explosion in Mahalla al-Kubra injures a child


Oct. 2 bomb explodes at an electricity tower in Salheya, Sharqiyya


Oct. 2 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis leader threatens the Egyptian ministry of the interior during the Eid, saying “you will be slaughtered like sheep.”


Oct. 2 401 prisoners pardoned for Eid & 145 were pardoned conditionally


Oct. 2 Bomb planted near railway tracks makes trains stop near agricultural road of Qalyubiyya – not lethal, but planted to create havoc


Oct. 2 Clashes in Bahaira between police and Ikhwanاشتباكات-بين-الأمن-وأنصار-الإخوان-في-ح/



Oct. 1 Situation of the Copts in northern Sinaiأقباط-شمال-سيناء-بين-الخطف-والذبح-وال/


Oct. 1 Police found bombs in the Metro stations which had no explosives but had electric connectionsشرطة_النقل__العثور_على_3_قنابل_وهمية_بمحطات_الخط_الأول_للمتر/1889528


Oct. 1 Two bombs explode near a hospital in Kafr Zayatانفجار_قنبلة_ثانية_بجوار_مستشفى_كفر_الزيات/1888941

September 2014


Sept. 29   The Church takes an allegedly kidnapped Coptic woman (Samalot) to a monastery until things calm down (in the wake of Min. of Interior claiming she converted & she had called him a liar )


Sept. 29 Judge orders release on bail of 21 Ikhwan members in Aswan who had been accused of participating in Rabaa violence


Sept. 27 A primitive bomb on railway tracks of Banha-Zagazig


Sept. 27 The allegedly kidnapped Coptic woman in Samalot saying the Min. of Interior is a liar – that she is still a Christian


Sept. 27 A bomb placed under small bridge in Qalubiyya was defused



Sept. 26 Clash between Ikhwan and non-Ikhwan in Fayyoum and one man shot and woundedإصابة_مواطن_بطلق_خرطوش_فى_اشتباكات_عناصر_الإخوان_والأهالى_با/1882147#.VDF-qChOj7Q


Sept. 26 Ikhwan clash with the police in Matariyya and clashes also in Helwan


Sept. 25 Bomb explodes near military tanks in Sheikh Zuwayd



Sept. 23 RT Another bomb on the highway btw #ShaykhZuwayd and #AlArish #Sinaiانفجار_عبوة_ناسفة_على_طريق_العريش__الشيخ_زويد_دون_خسائر_بشري/1877867


Sept. 22 1 person was killed in Nahya during clashes between police and pro-Morsi.


Sept. 23 RT Another bomb on the highway btw #ShaykhZuwayd and #AlArish #Sinaiانفجار_عبوة_ناسفة_على_طريق_العريش__الشيخ_زويد_دون_خسائر_بشري/1877867


Sept. 22 1 person was killed in Nahya during clashes between police and pro-Morsi. ‪#Egypt


Sept. 22 Seven members of #AnsarBaytalMaqdis killed south of #ShaikhZuwayd #Sinai #Egypt


Sept 21 5 (although report says 4) simultaneous sound bombs went off in Tanta and Mahalla. Ajnad Masr claimed responsibility for a bomb which exploded in front of the Foreign Ministry in Cairo killing 2 police. One of them was a witness in the trial against Morsi. 4 schools were evacuated near by. Also a military aircraft crashed in Fayyoum killing 6 soldiers.   Also a bomb defused at the electricity tower in al-Ayyat Giza.


Sept. 21 Explosion hits railway tracks in Sharqiyya for the 3rd time since last night


Sept. 20 16 escaped a police station in Mahalla & 6 recaptured on Friday


Sept. 20 15 escaped a police station in #Gharbiya & 5 of them were recaptured Friday #Egypt


Sept. 19 37 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested at protests in different areas of the country.


Sept. 19 Clashes between pro-MB and police in Haramاشتباكات_عنيفة_بين_الإخوان_وقوات_الأمن_فى_شارع_المطبعة_بالهر/1871491#.VBxVOChOj7Q


Sept. 19 Another decapitated body of 35 year old man found in Sinai – near Shaykh Zuwayd


Sept. 17 Four militants killed, 21 others arrested during an army raid in ‪#Egypt‘s ‪#Sinai: MENA – ‪ 


Sept. 15 Ministry of Interior says it arrested 4 terrorist cells


Sept. 15 Six police were killed on the Rafah-Arish road #AnsarBaytalMaqdis

#Sinai #Egypt


Sept. 14 7 members of #AnsarBaytalMaqdis killed on Sun. #Sinai #Egypt


Sept. 12 IS spreading into Sinai as Egyptian general claims that 500 out of 8000 militants remain in Sinai


Sept. 11 Bomb exploded near Police Force Club in Tanta, Egypt. Several injuries.


Sept. 11 12 members of Damanhour Ghosts cell have been arrested.


Sept. 10 7th beheaded body found nr. Shaykh Zuwayd, Sinai. Other sources (Haaretz) claim there was a note next to the body saying this was a “Mossad agent”


Sept. 10 Unknown assailants kill the son of Egypt’s appeals court


Sept. 9 On the treason and espionage case of Mohammed Morsi (because it relates to the Muslim Brotherhood’s supporter, Qatar.


Sept. 8 Police officer killed, 10 injured in explosion in ‪#Egypt‘s North ‪#Sinai.


Sept. 4 #AnsarBaytalMaqdis claims responsibility for killing of 11 security on Tues #Sinai #Egypt


Sept. 3 Trial of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis operatives has begun – many details here (and accusations too)



Sept. 3 Ikhwan announce a new cell Kata’ib al-qasas bi-ardh al-kanana (after Helwan brigades caught)



Sept. 3 Gunmen shoot a police sergeant in al #Arish #Sinai #Egypt



Sept. 2 Bomb near al-Wefaq #Sinai kills 11 #Egyptian police and wounds 2 Also stampede kills 9 when families of military cadets try to move into anarea #Ismailiyya


August 2014


Aug 31 joint police, army raid in ‪#Arish kills main suspect in May 2013 police kidnapping [AR]:محافظات/أخبار-وتقارير/مقتل-المتهم-الرئيسي-في-واقعة-خطف-الجنود-السبعة-إبا.aspx



Aug 31 Two more beheaded bodies found in Mahdia village south of the #Sinai allegedly by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis Beheading is symbolic act; false interp of shari`ah and depersonalization.


Aug 29 Egypt jihadist group claims beheading of four men in Sinai ‪  ‪


Aug 24 ‪#Egyptian army conscript shot in the head in North Sinai ‪ … Aug 22 Three electric transformers attacked in ‪Minya ‪ 


Aug 22 3 members of #MuslimBrotherhood-linked cell arrested #Egypt


Aug 21 Egypt army bombs an Ansar Bait al-Maqdis weapons storage facility in Sinai


Aug. 21 4 Ikhwan set a police truck on fire (then detained?)


Aug. 21   A bomb in Masr Gadida Ave.’s metro – 6 wounded, no word on fatalities as yetجريدة_التحرير_|_انفجار_قنبلة_بترام_مصر_?src=التحرير&ref=home



Aug 21 People set tires on fire of the railroad tracks in Sharqiyya


Aug 21 6 soldiers hurt on Shakykh Zuwayd highway .


Aug 20. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis released a new video entitled “Oh Soldier”



Aug 19 Four beheaded corpses found in ‪#Sinai; ‪#Egypt army kills three militants and arrests 30 suspects ‪ 


Aug. 19 New release by Jamaat Ansar Bayt al Maqdis entitled “O soldier”



Aug 18 Video from #AnsarBaytAlMaqdis threatens #Egypt‘s military & police.

Aug. 17 Small bomb explodes outside police academy in Abbasiyya

Aug 17 Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim held a meeting with his assistants to discuss the video released on YouTube by a group which called itself Brigades of Helwan. A security source said Saturday that the video was broadcasted from Arab Ghoneim district in Helwan and 10 suspects were arrested. (al-Shorouk)

August 17 Abu Rukba of #AnsarBeitMaqdis entered the Sinai from tunnel and was arrested #Egypt



Aug 17   Masked men attack the Maadi municipal building with Molotov cocktails Saturday and 6 bombs were defused in Giza and Cairo yesterday

6 bombs diffused in Cairo and Giza Saturday


Aug. 16 There was a bomb in downtown Katameya this evening. Area was blocked off. ‪#Cairo


August 16 Sectarian clashes in Sohag after a school was named after a christian soldier killed in Farafra ‪ 


August 16 Acts of sabotage in Fayyoum resulted in destruction of 40 power transformers


August 15 – clashes between Ikhwan and non-Ikhwan civilians in Mohandiseen


August 15 – Protests by Ikhwan/pro-Ikhwan in various areas of Egypt (but not the Sinai). Ikhwanweb claims that hackers made anti-govt. statements on 2 radio stations”for 1st time in history”


August 14 Helwan Armed Militias posts its introductory video


August 14 3 primitive bombs defused today at Manshiya park east of Alexandria. 2 others also defused near Raml Station and Central Bank.


August 14 Gunmen kill a police sergeant in #Helwan then flee.


August 14 Governorate office in Ein Shams was attacked by approx 40 masked men with molotovs. Burnt it down and burnt a government bus as well.\


August 14 A rocket fired from Gaza hit a house in al-Mattalah Sinai killing a 13 yr. old girl & injuring 2 other children. Hamas denies any rockets fired fr. Gaza.



August 13 2 bombs planted near petrol station in Madinat Nasr were defusedتفكيك-عبوتين-ناسفتين-بجوار-شركة-بترول-في-مصر.html


August 12 2 electric towers were blown up by saboteurs today #Egypt …


August 12 5 more tunnels destroyed & militants caught trying to enter #Egypt fr. #Gaza (1664 tunnels now destroyed.) …


August 12   9 militants killed in #Sinai and 15 arrested.  #Egypt


August 11 Egyptian intelligence interviews ISIL cell in #Egypt – originally Hazemoon group


August 10 Lawyer, al-Wahsh files case to dissolve marriage of Ibrahim Eissa on grounds of apostasy


August 9 Admin. Court ruled for dissolution of Freedom & Justice party and confiscating its assets


August 9 Egyptian army announces it has killed 60 militants in #Sinai campaign over the last 12 days and arrested 102 others


August 9 – During a “peaceful” march, the Ikhwan attack, then drag, and then cut a man’s ear.


August 8 Ikhwan protests and Islamist protestor killed in clashes amidst them


August 7 Photo of arrest of the leader of the Sword Group in the Sinai. Had letters fr. al-Qa’ida concerning attacks on tourist sites.


August 7 Reports of Apaches hovering over al-Arish & a visit by the Min. of Defense.


August 6 Natural gas pipeline bombed near Altuwaiel village, in northern Sinai (has already been bombed many times before).


August 4 Reports from Copts in Samaloot, Menya saying extremists r attacking them and their homes and businesses. They have been calling police.



Aug 2 Leader of Menaie tribe kills 4 militants as they try to assassinate him. Sinai


July 2015


July 31 One successful escape & an attempted escape followed by a shake-up in Min. of Interior


July 30 3 suspected militants died when explosive device detonated in their car #alSaf #Giza #Egypt


July 30 Explosive device blew up on Shaykh Zuwayd – #Rafah highway. #Egypt


July 30 Sharqeya chief of police says the Ikhwani they arrested yesterday is responsible for leaving explosives in areas near Ikhwan protests.



July 29 RT Terrorist cell captured in Sharqiyya Egypt in contact with AlQaeda abroad.


July 28 Rocket attack killed a girl and wounded another girl in Shaykh Zuwayd, Sinai


July 28 MBs reportedly used a 300-man protest in Giza as cover for attacking a police captain’s home: ‪ …


July 27 Unknown assailants have blown up an electricity pylon in Qalubiya governorate, the 7th such incident in two weeks, officials say.


July 26   Twenty Ajnad Misr members charged by Egypt’s chief prosecutor on Saturday and soldiers killed 12 militants #Sinai


July 26, 2 children killed, 3 injured in mortar explosion in al-Mahdiya Rafah #Sinai #Egypt


July 26, 2014 6 RPGs fired at a mosque in al Tawil ‪#Sinai ‪#Egypt ‪ 


July 24 (2014) A bomb exploded and another was defused in Cairo-Alexandria desert road. No casualties reported


July 23   Details of the Wadi al-Gadid attack are announced by the military – 4 trucks of militants had attacked.



July 21   A group of Muslims are trying to take over land of the monastery of Deir Abu Makar at Wadi Natrun. Reported on ON TV – Gaber al-Armouty and


July 20 8 killed & 28 wounded in military camp Sinai & al-#Arish. Extremist anti-regime violence continues


July 19 Twenty-one Egyptian troops killed at checkpoint in Wadi al-Gadid (western desert) by gunmen #Egypt


July 18 Head of electricity company in Ismailiyya says electric tower was exploded by a laser gun ( in terrorist attack)


July 18 One policemen killed by militants in Arish, North Sinai.


July 17 officer and a soldier injured in terrorist attack in Sheikh Zoweid, Sinai.


July 14 Gamaa Islamiyya closes its dialogue with Egypt’s government because of the arrests of Safwat abd al-Ghany (from its Shura Council) and 4 others trying to flee to the Sudan on Sunday.


July 14 ‪#Egypt says 40 militant cells busted since April – Authorities: ‪#MB mmbrs funded groups targeting security forces ‪ …


July 14 a hand grenade exploded inside a court in Gharbiya, ‪#‎Egypt – no injuries reported; 2 more devices diffused


July 14 Gamaa al-Islamiyya leader threatens #Egypt over seizure of Safwat Abd al-Ghany & 4 others who tried to flee to Sudan last Sunday


July 13 Rocket hit in front of supermarket & security office #Arish kills 7 & 1 officer #Egypt



July 12 Explosion at communications building in 6th of October #Egypt


July 11 MB leaders held 6 meetings abroad: ‪ … Working to build external pressure on ‪#Egypt, worried about UK inquiry.


July 11 Pro-Morsi, anti- fuel hike protests in Matariyya ended in clashes and 2 killed. Also protests in Alexandria (and dispersed by police)



July 9 Bomb hit a military armored vehicle in Rafah. A conscript was killed, 4 others injured. ‪  ‪#Egypt ‪#Sinai


July 8 Twenty Muslim Brotherhood supporters arrested in security forces raids across ‪#Fayoum. (Ahram)


July 8 Ikhwan and Black Bloc clash with people from Damanhour here:بالفيديو-جامعة-القاهرة-تبرعنا-لـتحيا/


July 7 Gunmen killed an officer in Damietta, Egypt who was in car with his fiancée. Not clear at first if this was criminal or political.


July 4 Bomb explodes near Tawhid Mosque in Port Said


July 4 Ikhwan decide to exhaust the police today with false bomb reports. 100s of false alarms reported to police throughout Egypt.


July 4   214 arrested yesterday in Muslim Brotherhood’s Day of Rage


July 4 A child was killed in Helmeyet al-Zaytoun in armed clashes between Ikhwan and police.


July 4 3 killed in Abu Kasah in Fayoum in a house believed to be used for bombmaking.


July 4 Terrorists used a poultry farm to make bombs (see above)


July 4 – A bomb exploded prematurely in an apartment in Fayoum, 6 were killed, among the dead was Fayoum MB leader Ahmed Arafa. ‪#Egypt


July 3 Bomb went off on Abu Qir train at Sidi Gabr in Alex – on which the poorest travel in from Alex to work and wounding 9, one child critically


July 3 Bomb Exploded near ‪#PrezPalace andother in ‪#PortSaid, and now Molotov fire on Mehwar Bridge ‪#Egypt


July 3 The Egyptian army killed 17 militants in northern Sinai in a series of crackdowns.


July 3 Would-be bomber is killed in ‪Kirdasa, other bombs in ‪Assiut ‪#Egypt ‪ …


July 2 A car bomb exploded in front of the military hospital in Abassiyya ‪#Egypt No casualties. ‪ …


June 2015


June 30 Two bombs were being detonated outside the Itahadiyya (Presidential) Palace in Cairo. One went off killed a policeman and wounded three others.  Attack by Ajnad Misr.


June 29 Jihadists in the Sinai killed 4 policemen today between Arish and Rafah in northern Sinai.



June 29 In 6th October City a bomb planted in a call center under an unfinished building went off and killed a girl and injured her parents.–October-City,-one-girl-dead.aspx


June 27 In an ‪Muslim Brotherhood protest today, raising Rabaa slogans & chanting against police & t/army “Officer [got] shot in his face in clashes with MB”


‪Warning issued by Ajnad Misr. For attack on June 30


June 18 Bomb at Shohadaa Metro Station injures 2 women ‪  ‪#Egypt


June 13 Police officer killed in Hada’iq al-Maadi during a Muslim Brotherhood protest


Jun 11 Unknown gunmen fired on a security truck in Arish wounding 3 persons including a civilian.


June 4 Egyptian army troops prevented an attack on a civil protection building in Arish by dismantling 3 barrels of explosives. Also army troops destroyed 7 tunnels in Rafah.



June 1 Six soldiers from border guard attacked in al-Wahat in the western part of the country by smugglers and outlaws


May 2014


May 30 Thoughts on Egypt’s cooperation with Israel in the Sinai and dedication to opposing terrorism


May 30 Huge tourism project is planned for the Sinai by Arabian Group for Development and Urban Progress


May 27 Two bombs found and defused in Minya and two in Fayoum


May n.d. 2014 Erick Stakelback explains why the Muslim Brotherhood are perceived as being moderates – their charming veneer, but share goals with other extremists. For ex. Morsi joined the MB when at USC in Los Angeles. And info. re. US groups with them. Granted this is a rather right wing presentation & audience.

May 23 1 CSF officer killed and 2 conscripts injured in North Sinai Al-Ahram.


May 23 Shadi al-Manaei of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and three other associates killed in a drive-by shooting in al-Arish


May 21 9 wounded in bomb attack in #Arish (and child run over) #Egypt



May 20 Unknown assailants blow up gas pipeline near Areesh in Sinai. This is the 7th time since Morsi’s ousting.


May 20 3 soldiers killed by drive-by assailants near the protest of Al-Azhar students.

Video of aftermath




May 17, 2104 8 injured at a pro-Sisi rally when bomb went off at Ezbat al-Nakhl



May 16, 2014 Ikhwan burn the home of #Sisi supporter in a village in #Behaira #Egypt


May 15 #Ikhwan demonstrators smash 20 stores in #Cairo and 1 killed #Egypt


May 14 Two militants killed and 9 arrested in the Sinai and a car bomb was detonated by the CT unit



May 11 RT Attack on al-Sahel police station #Egypt


May 11 Arrested terrorists from Agnad al-Ard arrested in Imbaba & planned to blow up polling stations. Trained in bombmaking in Sharqiyya with 11 others. #Egypt


May 11 Raid on Shaikh Zuwaid in North #Sinai kills one army conscript #Egypt



May 11 Police rescued a policeman who had been attacked & kidnapped in Sharqiyya #Egypt



May 9 – reports that the Muslim Brotherhood planning protest?


May 9 Two bombs were defused at Jisr alSuez and the Ahmad Orabi bridge in Giza


May 8 Clashes at Al Azhar with Ikhwan students and police chiefs and riot police were called in


May 7 Police clash with unknown assailants who were firing on a tank in al-Arish.


May 7 Bomb defused in front of a bank in Zamalak. Another bomb defused in the Sadat Center in Menufiyya. ‪ …



May 5 Dakahleya police foil an alleged plot to bomb St. Demiana Monastery as well as power sources around the governorate.


May 5 Pro-Sisi event attacked with Molotov cocktails in Kafr Saad, Damietta #Egypt


May 5 Muslim Brotherhood students storm Cairo University legal affairs buildingAlso a bomb squad defused a bomb near AlAzhar’s main gate


May 4 #AlAzhar has expelled 79 students for violent activities on campus #Egypt


May 3 A bomb defused in al-Nasr street in Basateen #Egypt


May 2 Car exploded & reports of 1 dead in front of the Engineers’ Syndicate in Mohandiseen on Ramses St. or near Ramses station ‪#Egypt


May 2 2 killed, 3 injured in ‪#Alexandria clashes between protesters and security forces. At least 42 arrested across ‪#Egypt.


May 2 Three police injured in shooting in Helwan by Muslim Brotherhood protesters.


May 2 Bomb explosion targets bus in Sinai carrying employees in tourism industry. 3 injured. Man threw bomb at bus & it exploded killing him too


May 2 Army air strike kills five extremists in North ‪#Sinai‪ … ‪#


May 2 4 killed, 12 injured in 3 bombings – 2 were suicide bombings on a road from Sharm al-Shaykh and the 3rd was in Cairo near a courthouse.


May 2, 2 killed, 3 injured in ‪Alexandria clashes between protesters and security forces. At least 42 arrested across


May 1 Army air strike kills 5 extremists in North Sinai


April 2014


Apr. 30 3 policemen injured in clashes at Mansoura University


Apr 30 Junior policemen on strike at the Cairo airport express anger at arrival of special operations and tanks The protest law was applied to the 120 police, they were fired and 6 others arrested.



Apr. 29 Egypt’s army spokesman says 3 militants killed, 3 arrested in latest North Sinai operations ‪


Apr. 29 #MuslimBrotherhood supporter was killed yesterday in Damietta protest


Apr. 28 – The man whose hand-made bomb exploded at home injuring him, his friends and family is none other than al-Shater’s driver.


Apr. 28 Policeman injured in clashes with the Muslim Brotherhood in Minya


Apr. 28   Muslim Brotherhood prisoners to go on hunger strike on Wednesday


Apr. 28 Ikhwan threaten to publicly mobilize after their Supreme Leader Badie is sentenced to death.


Apr. 28 Police entered Alexandria University to break up clashes between demonstrators and campus security personnel.


Apr. 28 Egypt’s jihadists threaten Pepsi.


Apr. 28 Police clash with Muslim Brotherhood students at Assiut University.



Apr. 28 A bomb was found today inside car of an army officer in Bein al-Sarayat, #Giza & was defused. #Egypt


Apr. 27 Source at Min of Int claims death of 2 men in shootout w police. The 2 accused of murdering journalist Mayada.


Apr 27 Police dispersed a Muslim Brotherhood march in Matareya using tear gas and birdshot, 7 people were injured. ‪ 


Apr. 27 Ayman al-Zawahiri, leader of al-Qa’ida expressed solidarity with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and called for AQ to kidnap Americans


Apr. 27 One family’s connection to Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis from a cell in Egypt


Apr. 27 Bomb explodes in Ikhwan home in Sharqiya [not Menya] injuring him,2 friends & 3 kids. Trying to make home-made bomb according to Internet instructions.


Apr 27

Six ‪#Sinai militants killed; Seven Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis members arrested ‪#ABAM ‪#Egypt ‪ 


Apr. 25 Clashes in Fayoum, leave 2 dead.


Apr. 24 Muslim Brotherhood supporter raped 6 year old boy because he ‘supported’ Gen. Sisi (by singing Teslam Ayadi)

The boy’s family was threatened by others in the Muslim Brothers’ family, after the rape and also before it, when they were trying to compel them to support the MB


Apr. 24 Seven Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis members arrested in Egypt


Apr 24 Prosecution orders the arrest of 33 from the violence in Aswan (earlier in the month)


Apr. 23 7 (6) militants wounded and 20 injured


Apr. 23 Egyptian authorities arrested a man accused of killing 4 Shiites [in July 2013], while attempting to escape to Libya ‪ 


Apr. 23 Teacher in Sharqiyya allegedly breaks the leg of a student who was singing a song for al-Sisi



Apr. 23

RT Police BG Ahmad Zaki & another officer assassinated in 6th October ‪#Egypt vid of car

‪ …



Apr. 22 #MuslimBrotherhood students at #Minya University firing at people.


Apr. 22 #MuslimBrotherhood students illegally close off  #AinShams University #Egypt

Apr. 21 Bomb found near an October church defused, ‪  ‪#Elwatannews

Apr. 19 10 extremists arrested and a bomb defused In Northern Sinai


Apr. 19 Azhar Muslim Brotherhood students set CBC’s broadcast car afire ‪ 


Apr. 18 #MuslimBrotherhood burned shops in Ezbat al-Nakhl and their march was dispersed. #Egypt #Ikhwan


April 18 Muslim Brothe

rorhood march burns a Sisi supporter’s house in Ezbet al-Nakhl, Cairo

Apr. 18 Muslim Brotherhood set fire to a balcony in Fayyoum during clashes with police



Apr. 17 Police fire tear gas at Ikhwan marching at Matariyya who respond by throwing bricks and stones


Apr. 17 Giza police conducted operations to arrest leaders of Agnad Masr in Kirdasa, Bulaq and other areas

Apr. 17 Leader of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis was arrested in the Sinaiسقوط-أبو-أنس-القيادي-بأنصار-بيت-المقدس/

Apr. 17 ‪Ikhwan leader arrested in ‪#Qena ‪#Egypt  ‪مصر–ضبط-قيادي-من–الإخوان–في-قنا

Apr. 16 A bomb explosion inside a tank wounds an Egyptian soldier in Arish

Apr. 15 Two were injured in a bomb planted on al-Faisal St. Haram, Giza (after Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis had promised many bombings on 4/15)

Apr 15 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis leader arrested after murder of policeman in al-Arish on Monday (14th)

Apr. 15

Investigators: Engineering students executed bomb attack at CairoUni that killed a senior MOI official 2 weeks ago ‪ 

Apr. 15 Mohamed Morsi’s release of dangerous prisoners in Egypt is linked to current violence there.

Apr. 14 28 Copts were reportedly abducted by extremists in Minya in the last 3 month, ransom reached 6M EGP, police inactive. ‪ …

Apr. 14 Ikhwan students clash with other students inside Zagazig university campus, throwing stones & police enter to stop it.

Apr. 14 al-Azhar University expels 52 students (for violent demonstrations inside of campus)

Apr. 14 Army troops supported police across fr. #Nahda in clashes with #Ikhwan today near and inside Cairo University, where a student in the Faculty of Science called Mohamed Adel Attia is reported dead i


Apr. 14 Khaled Hussein, reporter 4 t/daily Youm 7, was shot in the chest during the clashes in front of the university’s main gates.


Apr. 14 Bomb discovered in front of N. Giza court, Mohandiseen & defused #Egypt


Apr. 14 Mohammad Bakry Haroun was arrested on Apr. 12 in Cairo. He’s associated with the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, part of the Nasr City network & accused of Dakahliya and Cairo bombings.


Apr. 13 The Muslim Brotherhood have reportedly moved their headquarters from London to Graz, Austria, following announcement of investigation into their activities in the UK

Apr. 13 #Nusra Front fighter (#Syria) planned attacks in #Egypt and has been arrested.


Apr. 13 #Egypt‘s army spokesman says 3 militants killed, 4 arrested in latest North Sinai operations

Also, armored trucks will be carrying recruits in the Sinai.

Apr. 13 Bomb found & defused, inside a church #Giza for Palm Sunday #Egyptحـوادث/حوادث-محلية/العثو

Apr. 12 Police arrested an 8-member cell of the Muslim Brotherhood called the Deterrence Battalion in Menufiyya

Apr. 12 RT #Ikhwan threw acid in the faces of police in #Fayoum #Egypt some injured

Apr. 12 – photo of municipality building burned by the Ikhwan back in August – in Montazah, Alexandria


Apr. 11 Explosive device defused in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai ‪ 

Apr. 11 Muslim Brotherhood attack police with weapons and try to set fire to a checkpoint. Police killed two of them in Gharbiyya.

Apr. 10 Granddaughter of Hassan al-Banna, a university professor struggles to protect the Muslim Brotherhood

Apr. 10 Committee leaves #Egypt with documentation of MuslimBrotherhood plotting in UK including Kemal Helbawi, N. Ibrahim and others

Apr. 10 Brotherhood’s leading businessmen, Youssef Nada claimed on AlJazeera that the Brotherhood has formed new secret leadership.

Apr. 10 An second explosion took place in al-Hasri square in 6th of October city just 50 meters away from the first explosion.

Apr. 10 A junior officer & policeman arrested for joining the jihadist group of Tharwat Shehata #Egypt

Apr. 9 Clashes today between ‪#MuslimBrotherhood (‪#Ikhwan) students and police in ‪#AlAzhar, ‪#AinShams, and ‪#Suez Canal universities.

Apr. 9 US designates Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis a ‪#terrorist group. Pretends not to notice connection with ‪#Ikhwan ‪#Egypt ‪ 


Apr. 8 Allegations in the trial of Mohammed Morsi and an explanation of his connections with Ayman az-Zawahiri via his brother Mohammed

Apr. 8 Muslim Brotherhood students with weapons and fire inside of Alexandria Universityطلاب-الإخوان-في-معركة-بالأسلحة-النارية-بجامعة-الإسكندرية-.html

Apr. 8 Four Islamist militants reportedly killed in North Sinai by Bedouin ‪ 

Apr. 8 Freedom and Justice Party (Muslim Brotherhood) posts a photo of students breaking the 2nd gate at al-Azhar

Apr. 8 #Azhar female students burn tires and burn Mustafa al-Nahhas road #Egypt

Apr. 8 12 homemade bombs found at #AinShams University and defused #Ikhwan ‘peace’ #Egypt—handmade-bombs-found-on-Ain.aspx

Apr. 7 Jihadists threaten protests on Sinai Liberation Day at Tahrir Square (Apr. 25)

Apr. 7 Al Azhar University dismisses 27 students for leading protests inside campus (with violence)

Apr. 7 Beltagy’s wife threatens al-Sisi

Apr. 6 #Egypt‘s university students were busy in 1,427 protests this fall — not in class

Apr. 6 #Egypt‘s Interior Ministry spokesman: Militants using foreign fighters who’ve been in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria in coordination with A #Ikhwan; and Ikhwan using students to engage in a 2nd type of violence –

Apr. 6 Prosecutor refers #Zawahiri (his brother) & 67 others to court for planning violent attacks.  #Egypt

Apr. 6 Clashes today at #Cairo University, #Ain Shams University and #AlAzhar University between police and #Ikhwan students. #Egypt

Apr. 5 A plot to target al-Gorah airport in #Sinai was thwarted yesterday #Egypt

Apr. 5 Violence broke out in Aswan at a reconcillation meeting on Friday between two families and continued through Saturday. The army spokesperson said there was Ikhwan influence in the clash, but haven’t seen details which prove that, yet. 23 killed, 40 wounded.

Apr. 4 Security forces dispersed protesters across Cairo today.

Apr. 4 Yesterday “gunmen killed 2 young men in the village of Mahdiya, accusing them of collaborating with the army.” ‪ 

Apr. 4 Clashes between #IIkhwan & police in Matariyya. Another ‘peaceful’ Friday. #Egypt

Apr. 3 Policeman shot and killed near #Rafah #Sinai #Egypt

Apr. 2 Three bomb explosions outside ‪#Cairo University, security found a 4th bomb. (Anti-coup blames army/police then backed off that claim)

Apr. 2 Police arrested 7 ‪#Ikhwan a few hrs. b4 bombings ‪#Egypt ‪ …

Apr. 1 #ikhwan allegedly attempted to murder #Coptic family and army officer son in #Sharqiyya #Egypt


April 1 #Ikhwan students at AinShams Uni beat up al-Fajr journalist, took his camera & threatened female journalist

April 1 #Ikhwan student demonstrators headed for the Egyptian Ministry of Defense

March 2014

Mar. 31 5 killed, 11 wounded and 79 arrested in terrorist Brotherhood protests ‪ 

Mar. 31 RT #Ikhwan‘s protesters burn cars in #Azhar garage #Egypt

Mar. 31 An Ikhwan cell has been arrested in Alexandria for allegedly planning to cut hands and feet of Sisi supporters.

Mar. 31  Clashes between police and ‪#Ikhwan in ‪#Minya. 1 police injured, 5 arrested ‪#Egypt ‪ 


Mar. 30 Members of Ansar al-Shari’ah fil Ard al-Kinana were arrested. They’ve taken credit for more than a dozen shooting incidents in Giza, Beni Suwayf and Sharqiyya

Mar. 30 Ikhwan students block Sudan St. behind Cairo University clashing with non-Ikhwan citizens and no police presence.طلاب-الإخوان-يقطعون-السودان-وغياب-ت/


Mar. 30 Violence escalated in front of Cairo University by Ikhwan students

Mar. 30 One killed, three more injured in an attack on a police bus western Sheikh Zuwaud today

Mar. 27 Mayada Ashraf, a journalist for al-Dostour was killed in Ain Shams. 4 others were killed (this reports 3) and 10 wounded.

Mar 27 Egyptians and Ikhwan clashed in Dakahliyya and police and Ikhwan clashed in Faisal st. al-Haram, Giza.   Shots were fired in clashes between Ikhwan and police in Mahalla. Ikhwan demonstrations in Qena and three demonstrations in Fayoum were dispersed by police by using tear gas; they also dispersed demonstrators in Madinat Nasr with tear gas.

Mar 27 Ikhwan fired at police in Helwan and police used tear gas. Heavy clashes.

Mar. 27 4 killed in clashes between armed MBs & security forces. Includes a journalist and a Coptic woman (stabbed) ‪ 

Mar 27 Persons unknown burned an #AlSisi campaign tent set up in Port Said

Mar. 26 – Field Marshall al-Sisi formally resigns as Min. of Defense, meets with the military and then announces his candidacy as President. Gen. Sedky Sobhy becomes Min. of Defense.

Mar. 26 1 killed and 30 injured at #Cairo Univ. and #Zagazig Univ.

Mar. 26 Ikhwan students demonstrating in front of Cairo University, chanting against army and police.

Mar. 25 A new Ikhwan movement called Execution claims it has kidnapped a policeman and have details about 5000 others.

Mar. 25 30 June investigative committee says Copts in Upper Egypt are still mistreated, suffering kidnappings and unable to rebuild burned churches.

Mar. 25 A bomb was found at the entrance to the police station at Shubra al-Khayma and was defused.

Mar. 25 Ikhwan destroyed army-run warehouse distributing food to the poor in #Fayyoum #Egypt


Mar. 25 Today unknown persons burned MobiNil’s tower in Bahaira


Mar. 25 #Ikhwan surround Helwan police station. Police fire shots in the air and disperse them.



Mar. 25.   ‪#Ikhwan supporter publishes call on FB for a Muslim Brotherhood army to confront ‪#Egypt‘s police & army


Mar. 25 12 injured as Ikhwan and police clash in Sharqiyya. Ikhwan torched police truck



Mar. 25. Ikhwan wearing masks with Rabaa sign burn the electricity main in Mahalla.


Mar. 25. Militants blow up gas pipeline again in southern Arish.


Mar. 24. #Bedouin killed by militants in #Sinai for cooperating with #Egypt‘s army/security.


Mar. 24. School in #Qalubiyya closed today when incendiary device discovered #Egypt


Mar. 24 Ikhwan burn a school to protest death sentences handed down by a judge in Minya.,7340,L-4502752,00.html


Mar. 24. Unknown gunmen (suspected to be Islamic militants) shoot and kill a policeman on his way to work in al-Arish.


Mar. 23. RT Two homemade bombs deactivated in #Cairo University.  #Egypt


Mar. 21 8 Ikhwan arrested during violent clashes in Suez. Ikhwan also throw fireworks on AlHaram St. in Giza. 1 killed in Haram, unconfirmed reports that one person killed in Alexandria where there were also clashes, and clashes in Bahaira, Minufiyya, Gharbiyya and Fayoum. ‪ 


Mar. 21 Police in al-Fashn, Bani Swayf, foiled an attempt to blow up a branch of the National Bank. They found 2 explosive devices inside bank.


Mar. 20 ‪Ikhwan throw rocks at British consul’s police escort & injure a woman in ‪#Bahaira ‪#Egypt ‪ …


Mar 19 3 students killed today in clashes between pro-Morsi & police in universities across Egypt. Protests at Cairo University met with tear gas.


Mar 19 5 Ansar Jerusalem fighters killed in clashes at Qanatir al-Khayriyya


Mar 18. Police trucks arrive after #Ikhwan students demonstrateing at al-Azhar block roads in the area.   blockمدرعات-الشرطة-تصل-محيط-جامعة-الأزهر/


Mar. 18 Ansar al-Shari3a says it murdered policemen because Morsi was deposed and for arrested Ikhwan women.


Mar 18. Campaign called Batel calls for mobilization on Mar. 19th to bring back Morsi


Mar 18 Police raid pro-Rabaa conference in Garden City in Cairo and hold the attendees.


Related: ‪#MOI Spoxman: ‘The ‪#MuslimBrotherhood is a terrorist organisation that should be arrested not have pressers! ‪#RabaaPresser ‪”



Mar. 18 #Ikhwan at #AlAzhar beat a campus security police unconscious and kidnap him off the campus.


Mar 16. Two men arrested planting bombs at high voltage towers in Giza supplying electricity to Haram, Faisal and other areas wo men arrested planting bombs at high voltage towers in Giza supplying electricity to Haram, Faisal and other areas ‪ …


Mar. 15 Gunmen kill six army police officers in an attack near Cairo


Mar. 14. Shaikh Moza of Qatar denied Saad Eddin Ibrahim’s claims about her support of 30 June and that Al Jazeera is being run by Ikhwan



Mar 14. Ikhwan clashed with people on al-Haram street and burned a store.


Mar. 14 Police used tear gas in Shoubra al-Khayma to disperse crowed which tried to block their truck


Mar. 14. Police dispered Ikhwan protesters today at Ain al-Shams; the protesters destroyed the cameras at the Matariyya Institute nearby.



Mar. 14 Pro-MB cleric Abdel Maksoud on Rabia TV says it’s peaceful to burn houses, cars of policemen and terrorize opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood http://youtube/s6yDuGzjMuQ

Mar. 13 Saudi Arabia arrests the Ikhwan’s (Muslim Brotherhood’s) al-Shaer


Mar. 13 Terrorist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdis disguised as Egyptian army and standing at a checkpoint in Rafah


Mar. 13 Gunmen attacked an army bus in al-Amiriyyeh in eastern Cairo, killing a soldier. These are believed to be Ikhwan cells, or at least, its supporters.   Ansar Beit al-Maqdis later claimed responsibility.



Mar 12. Saudi Arabia closes al-Jazeera’s office over Qatar’s support for Muslim Brotherhood.


Mar. 12 T #Ikhwan students demonstrating in front of #Cairo University #Egypt

Mar. 12. Dahi Khalfan says Gulf-based Ikhwan are funding the rebellion in Egypt.

Mar. 12 Ikhwan students gathered in front of Grand Imam’s house protesting arrest of female students.

طلاب الإخوان بالأزهر يحتشدون أمام بيت الطيب احتجاجًا علي محاكمة 5 طالبات …

Mar. 12 Interpol arrested Akram al-Shaer arrested in ‪#SaudiArabia and Mohammad Qabouti in ‪#Kuwait ‪#Ikhwan ‪#Egypt ‪ …


Mar 10 Unknown gunmen try to kill a policeman in Sharqiyya

Mar 9‪#Ikhwan burn OnTV truck in front of ‪#Cairo Univ ‪#Egypt ‪ طلاب-الإخوان-يشعلون-النيران-في-سيارة/‪#9iZKYQBIc9HFVqKJ.99


Mar 9 13 arrested at a bomb workshop in the Sinai in Arish city


Mar 8 A bomb exploded today near the refugee center in October City. #Egypt


Mar 8 #Ikhwan students march against the return of campus police and for the release of

other detained #Ikhwan students


Mar. 8 #Ikhwan students destroy electronic gates outside Mansoura University


Mar. 8 Ikhwan women in Alexandria chant “US save them from violence” (yesterday, they were chanting against the US in Cairo)


Mar. 7 Hayat journalist harassed and attacked on live TV as she was covering Ikhwan demos in Alf Maskan



Mar 7 7 Ikhwan dead in Alf Maskan as gunfire exchange with police begins.




Mar 7 Police car torched on 26th of July axis to October 6th in front of Hyper one market by an MB demo


Mar 7 Police secretary killed in al-Arish #Egyptدماء-شرطي-مصري-تسيل-في-شمال-سيناء-برصاص-مسلحين.html


Mar 7 5 police killed & 7 injured in #Matariyya #Egypt


Mar 7 #Ikhwan burned police truck in Faisal St. #Haram #Egypt


Mar 7 Clashes between Ikhwan/pro-Ikhwan and security in Fayyum, Minya and Alexandria (since Ikhwan had organized protest demos today)


Mar. 6 Armed gunmen fire on pro-Sisi marchers in Shaykh Zuwaid


Mar. 6 National Council for Human Rights completes a report on police brutality in the Rabaa and Nahda dispersals & releases a video showing armed gunmen.


Mar 6. Unidentified person(s) ignite a police car at Manial.


Mar 5 10 militants killed & 43 arrested in Sinai – according to Egyptian Army spokesman


Mar 5 Israel says it seized a Gaza-bound rocket shipment coming from Iran.


Mar 5 Bomb explodes near courthouse compound in Qena. No injuries. Another grenade found in the same area.



Mar. 3 Attacks on police across Egypt – in addition to those below in Giza and Beni Souef, there were attacks in Mansoura and the Aswan



Mar. 3 Police sergeant shot dead by ‘unknown’ gunmen in Beni Souef #Egypt


Attack on an ambulance in #Giza kills 1 policeman & wounds 1 #Egypt


Mar. 2 Clashes broke out outside Imbaba police station between police and the army as army was charged to secure the station.


Mar. 2 3 devices (bombs/proto-bombs) found on train to Banha and in Shubra station and were defused ‪ 


Mar. 2 8 Ikhwan were arrested for the burning of Samaloot police station. They had 2 bombs in their possession.

ضبط 8 إخوان متهمين بحرق مركز سمالوط بحوزتهم قنبلتان محليتا الصنع ‪ …


Mar. 2 Mohammed Zammar (Ansar ash-Sham) was released with other 5 Islamists in a swap. He was imprisoned for being MB member ‪

Mar. 1 10 extremists killed, 11 arrested in Northern Sinai (in Arish, Rafah and Shaykh Zuwaid)


Mar. 1 After clashes, police arrested 10 pro-Muslim Brotherhood in Ain Shams, Marg and Walli and a 13 year old was killed in clashes in the Matariyya area of Cairo. 2 police were injured. The rioters threw a bomb at security forces which was defused, and set a microbus on fire.


February 2014


Feb. 28 2 dead, 16 injured in clashes between supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and police at demonstrations in Cairo, Alexandria – and also 5 injured in Minya.


Feb. 28

A fruit vendor was beaten up by Ikhwan with chains & knives bec he asked them to stay away from his shop



Feb. 24   Arrests made of 8 Muslim Brotherhood members for using social networking sites to promote violence.   Sites include Molotov Movement Against the Coup



Feb. 24 Bombs found inside court & registry at Kafr al-Dawwar


Feb. 22 Attackers on a motorbike shot an NSA officer in Zagazig (who died).


Feb. 21 A knife attack kills a Christian woman in upper Egypt.



Feb. 21 Car belonging to the Tahrir Channel was burned) on Haram [street] and Ikhwan supporters were dispersed by security forces in the Arish area of Haram afte.



Feb. 21 Beni Swaif, police aborted an attempt by 2 MB terrorist organization members to set fire to a police officer private car. He was injured & hospitalized. MB member Ahmed Ihab was arrested and the other member Belal Nehad Akasem, son of the leading MB member Nehad Alkasem in Beni Swaif. (source Min. of the Interror)


Feb. 21 Ultras Ahlawy clash with police and burn a police car after al-Ahli wins Africa Super Cup. 24 injured.



Feb. 21 Police vehicle set on fire early in the am. In Alexandria.


Feb. 20 Bomb squad investigating a device reported in Coptic graveyard in Damas, Meet Ghamr.


Feb. 20 Policemen will get 30 percent of their basic pay as risk compensation, effective 1 March


Feb. 20 3 drive-by shootings in #Sharqiyya w/i 24 hours #Egypt


Feb. 20 Some professors who either were Ikhwan or supporting them are fired by Cairo University and students involved in violent actions as part of protests were expelled.فصل-دراج-والأستاذ-المتورط-في-سحل-ضابط-بجامعة-القاهرة.html


Feb. 20 6 jihadists killed in the Sinai by armed forces.


Feb. 19 RT #Egypt al-Zomor and Abd al-Meguid, ‘former’ terrorists seek asylum in UK


Feb. 18 2 arrested for bomb manufacturing and other offenses in Mohandiseen and Giza.



Feb. 18 Cairo University expels 350 & Rabaa tshirts etc. forbidden #Egypt #Ikhwan


Feb. 18 Cairo U. refers Pakinam Sharqawi (for involvmt in the summer riots) and Seif Abd al-Fattah (for being employed by presidency w/o permission from the university) to investigation


Feb. 18 Unknown assailants fire on police checkpoint at Assiut wounding a policeman and a passerby



Feb 17 Army conscript shot by smugglers on the Egyptian-Israeli border south of Rafah.


Feb. 16 Egypt tourist bus blast killed 4 – 3 South Korean tourists, the Egyptian busdriver and injured nearly all 33 on board. Bus blew up after it entered Egypt from Israel. ‪ …


Feb. 15 3 children and 1 adult injured by an explosion in Madinat Nasr behind a police station


Feb. 14 Bomb thrown in front of Talibya police station – bomb squad tries to defuse



Feb. 13 Yesterday 2 security at #Saqqara died as 2 gunmen fired on them. Is US justifying this violence? #Egypt


Feb. 13. 3 arrested near the bomb-throwing at al-Warraq (yesterday aren’t Ikhwan but an independent cell.)



Feb. 12 A policeman standing guard outside Mar Guirguis Church is fatally shot



Feb. 12 Three people on a motorcycle throw a bomb in a street in al-Warraq which was defused by the Egyptian bomb squad. ‪


Feb 12 Detained Egyptian ‪@USEmbassyCairo employee’s name appeared in e-mail to top Muslim Brotherhood that leaked to media ‪ 



Feb. 12 108 Ikhwan who were arrested during violent clashes in Minya have been released on bail.


Feb 10 Men on motorbike kill a policeman in Isma’iliyya



Feb. 10 Ikhwan clash with teachers in Sharqiyya because teachers were gathering signatures to challenge the Ikhwan in the (teachers) syndicate


‪Feb. 10 Egyptian authorities accuse Muslim Brotherhood of forming an armed wing:


Feb. 9 More details on Muslim Brotherhood’s formation of a military wing



Feb. 8

Egypt’s army spokesman says airstrikes in Sinai Peninsula kill 16 armed fighters with ties to Muslim Brotherhood ‪ 



Feb. 8 New group calling itself Ajnad Misr on a Facebook page claims responsibility for Friday’s bombs in Cairo. Then claims responsibility for more attacks



Feb. 7 Riot police stabs officer to death yelling “Halal, Allahu Akbar”


Feb 7 Two bombs injure 4 at checkpoint on Fri. am


Feb 7 Police arrested 34 Ikhwan supporters in Alexandria who were in possession of petrol bombs, anti-mility leaflets, a live transmission device and Rabaa symbols.


Feb. 7 Ikhwan carrying rifles in Feisal, Giza



Feb 5, 2014. Muslim Brotherhood release home addresses of police officers.تقارير-وتحليلات/620083-35-ألف-ضابط-بالداخلية-يبحثون-عن-التأمين


Feb. 4, 2014. The Ikhwan burn the home and car of an al-Sisi supporter in Sharqiyya who had killed an Ikhwan member after a previous clashالأخبار/قلب-مصر/366160-عناصر-الإرهابية-يحرقون-منزل-وسيارة-مؤيد-للسيسي-بالشرقية


Feb. 4, 2014. A Muslim Brotherhood member (or supporter?) arrested in Beni Souaif with an RPG.



Feb. 4, 2014. Clashes in Fayyum between Ikhwan and police and 3 civilians are injured as a consequence.الحوداث/حوادث/366140-إصابة-3-في-اشتباكات-عنيفة-بين-الإخوان-والشرطة-بالفيوم


Feb. 4, 2014. Two soldiers injured in a bomb explosion in central ‪#Sinai. Bomb went off on the road as their truck drove by.


Feb. 4, 2014 Security thwarts a terrorist plot to try to blow up a beacon [lighthouse] in the Suez Canal



Feb. 4, 2014 2 explosive devices containing large amounts of TNT were found near a school in Badr City, New Cairo. Bomb squad defused them



Feb. 4, 2014 Jihad movement breaks away from the Coalition to Support Legitimacy (the group of pro-Morsi jihadist groups) says the coalition failed.


Feb. 4, 2014 Copts complain they are making jizya payments to Islamist extremists, still fear for their lives & police not doing anything.


Feb. 4, 2014 A new movement called HanRa3bku (We’ll Scare You) starts and attacks police in Assiut


Feb. 2, 2014 Bomb defused near the fence of military installation in Hurghada


Feb. 2, 2014 15 year old arrested at #Ikhwan march in possession of 9 hand grenades .


Feb. 2 Statement of suspects in Virgin Mary incident in court (one trained by Zawahiri [brother]) other against leaders who don’t support shari`ah


Feb. 1 4 Ikhwan members arrested in Alexandria – 2 trying to set police cars on fire and 2 others filming them.


Feb. 1 An Ikhwan dissident claims Ikhwan are trying to force the police into violence against them. Says Ikhwan planning commemoration of Battle of the Camel (which they were NOT victims in) on Feb. 11


Feb 1 One of the Islamists who threw kids off a building in the summer, is at his trial trying to lead prayer.



January 2014


January 31 Bomb (a soundbomb) went off at residence of Belgian Ambassador to Cairo


January 31, Two rockets exploded over Eilat as Israel’s Iron Dome defense system intercepted them. ABM claimed responsibility.


Jan 30 Ten militants were reported killed in the Sinai in Ahram Online (article has been removed)


Jan 30, Senior officer’s Lt. Col. Amr Hassan (a senior prosecutor) car blown up by Molotov cocktails and a bomb in Minya, in upper Egypt. AMB claims responsibility.


Jan 28: General Mohamed Said, an aid to the interior minister, is shot dead near his home in Giza’s Haram district by unknown assailants riding a motorcycle.


Jan 26 Gunmen killed 3 Egyptian soldiers on a bus in the Sinai; also reports on the 49 killed in 25th of January anniversary of the revolution protests and clashes.


Jan 25: Five soldiers – the crew of a military helicopter – are killed after their craft is hit by a surface-to-air missile in Sinai. The attack was claimed by Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.

Jan 24: Four separate bomb attacks hit Greater Cairo on the eve of the 25 January 2011 revolution’s third anniversary, killing six people and injuring dozens. The bombs target Cairo’s central police headquarters, a police unit stationed near a metro station in Giza’s Dokki district, a police station in Giza’s Al-Talbiya district and another near a government building in Giza’s Haram district.

The Museum of Islamic Art, across the street from the central police headquarters, suffers extensive damage as a result of the explosion. The other two bombs were smaller in magnitude



Jan 25 Ikhwan attack police with weapons and Molotovs


Jan. 24 4 Explosions rocked Cairo killing 5, car bomb near police headquarters, at a metro station in Dokki, police station near Talbia and at a movie theater, killing one


Jan. 23 Five Egyptian policemen are killed and another two wounded in a drive-by shooting on a checkpoint in Beni Suef governorate, around 200 km south of Cairo. Later in February, the interior ministry directly accuses Muslim Brotherhood militants for the shooting, the first time it has levelled blame at the Islamic group for an attack since Morsi’s ouster.

Jan. 20 Two blasts heard near Eilat. At least one was a rocket fired from the Sinai.


Jan 19 Reports that Abu Mariam, a militant leader was killed on Sunday and that a house was demolished which had been found to have a large amount of ammunition and explosives.

Jan 18 Three killed in clashes with the army

Jan 16 Militant killed, 5 houses and 24 huts destroyed in al-Arish and Shaykh Zuwayd.

Jan 13 Two militants were killed by their own bomb and 5 militants reported killed.

Jan 4. One soldier killed, two injured in the Sinai in armored vehicle blast. Egypt Independent.

Jan 2 Information by Negah Ibrahim on the group he calls Ansar Jerusalem in the Sinai

Jan 1 A blogger, Spider said that the puppet Abla Fahita had given code about an upcoming attack linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. This bizarre claim was mocked widely

Some earlier noteworthy events in this conflict in 2013

May 16, 2013: Seven police and army personnel are kidnapped by unknown militants near north Sinai’s Al-Arish city. The conscripts are released the following week, after which the army announced that the release was a result of negotiation with the kidnappers and efforts of military intelligence as well as mediation by tribal sheikhs and Sinai locals.

While news of arrests and a military campaign against militants was reported after Morsi called for their arrest, no trial was reported thereafter.

July 5: Two days after the ouster of Morsi, five army and police officers are gunned down by Islamists in Al-Arish, a city which had become a hotbed for militant activity since 2011, with weekly attacks on police and army facilities and government buildings that, mostly, failed to leave casualties.

July 24: In an incident representing a shift in the methods of attack as well as location, a bomb is detonated at the Daqahliya governorate’s security directorate in the Delta city of Mansoura, killing a police conscript and injuring over 25 people. Previous attacks since February 2011 had mostly involved the use of firearms and to a lesser extent rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and grenades.

The interior ministry blamed Islamist extremists; the final results of police and prosecutor’s investigations were not announced.

August 14: After police forces disperse the main pro-Morsi encampments in Cairo and leave hundreds of dead protesters in their wake, armed Islamists launch RPGs at the town of Kerdasa’s police station in Giza, as a mob killed at least 11 officers, mutilated some and then reportedly securing control of the town.

Police returned to Kerdasa in September to arrest suspects involved in the attack and cleared it of armed militants.

August 19: The bloodiest militant attack so far happens when two vehicles transporting police conscripts near Sinai’s Rafah – on their way home for a holiday, according to police statements – were attacked by militants using RPGs. Twenty-five of the conscripts are killed in the attack. The prime suspect, whom security sources said was a jihadist militant called Adel-Habbara, is arrested later in August and is now being tried in criminal court.

September 5: A failed assassination attempt on Egypt’s Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim takes place in Cairo. A suicide bomber detonates a car bomb close to Ibrahim’s security convoy, as seen in the video of the group claiming the attack, Sinai-based jihadists Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.

September 11: A car bomb explodes at the military intelligence building in the Sinai city of Rafah near the Gaza border, killing six soldiers and injuring 17 soldiers and civilians. Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims the attack.

October 7: Nine police and army officers and conscripts are killed in two attacks: a drive-by shooting on a military patrol near Ismailia, where an army officer and six conscripts are killed, and a bombing at the security directorate in Sinai’s Al-Tor city which leaves three police officers dead.

Later that evening, an RPG is fired at a satellite link in Cairo’s upscale southern district of Maadi, causing little damage. The attack is claimed by another militant group active in Sinai called Kataeb Al-Forqan.

November 17: National security officer Mohamed Mabrouk – involved in investigations of the Muslim Brotherhood and jihadist groups – is assassinated by gunmen near his home in eastern Cairo. Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims the killing a few days later.

November 20: A car bomb is detonated on the Arish-Rafah highway in North Sinai, killing 11 army conscripts and injuring 17 others. The attack is claimed by Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, who later release a video recording of it.

December 24: A large explosion, apparently a car bomb and possibly more than one, detonates at the Daqahliya governorate’s security directorate in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, killing 15 and injuring over 130 policemen and civilians. Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims the attack and several militant suspects are rounded up and questioned by police, who release videos of testimonies from primary suspects.


Summer 2013 – A compilation of threats of violence by key Muslim Brotherhood leaders, and allies.



One Response to “Sherifa Zuhur: Egypt: Log of Violence Jan 2014 – Feb 3, 2015 – Sinai, Muslim Brotherhood, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and more”

  1. OScube February 4, 2015 at 7:44 am #

    Reblogged this on Frustrations And Disappointments .

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