Egypt: Security, Terrorism, Sinai Update for Aug. 1 – 17, 2015

17 Aug

Aug. 17 Wilayet Sinai, claim to have targeted an army APC near a ‘gas station’ south of Sheikh Zuweid (Joe Gulhane, no source given to me – if provided will list)

Aug 17 Police officer dies from injuries in last Monday’s bombing #Egypt and #AjnadMisr
claims responsibility

Aug 17 New anti-terrorism laws in #Egypt:

Aug 17 Omar Ashour criticizes the Egyptian governments campaign in the Sinai and repression.

Aug 16 A draft law to end penalties on journalists has been revealed. How this elides with the new penalties on contradicting government sources in the antiterrorism laws is unclear.
Aug. 16 #Egypt’s Min. of Interior says it has broken up 3 #MuslimBrotherhood cells.

Aug. 16 The Egyptian military is continuing its operations near the Libyan border.

Aug 16 Online statement attributed to a group calling itself Tahrir Brigades, claims to be defected officers, claimed Barakat assassination

Aug. 16 North #Sinai court returns to #Sinai fllwing 3 mo. relocation due to terrorist
attacks. #Egypt

Aug 16 Body of Palestinian man from Rafah found near the border this morning.

Aug 15 #Rabaa protests had low turnout – some arrests; in contrast to online activism #Egypt

Aug. 15 #Russia gives #Egypt a Molniya missile corvette

Aug. 13 Egypt confiscates assets of the chairman of Juhayna for ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Aug. 13/Aug 12 ISIS in Egypt (Wilayat Sinai) beheaded a Croatian captive , Tomislav Salopek

Aug 12 A policeman was killed today in #Fayoum, south of Cairo, in #Egypt

Aug 11 253 sentenced in abstentia to life in prison for committing violence in Beheira

Aug 11 Badie referred to court in a new trial

Aug. 12 #Egypt Apache war helicopter strikes vehicle in Al-Kharroubah village, S. Sheikh Zwayyed, N.Sinai killing 3 Daesh-affiliate members aboard

Aug 12 Curfew hours reduced in al-#Arish #Sinai #Egypt

Aug 12 Alaa Selim (photojournalist) found dead in Abu Taweela village near Shaykh Zuwayd, circumstances unclear

Aug 11 New York Times Editorial (which has published numerous scathing critiques of Egypt’s government) wants the #MFO out of the #Sinai.

Aug 10 Ten persons were recommended to receive death sentences, so their cases go to the Grand Mufti for his opinion

Aug 10 IED blast injures 3 persons outside a court in Heliopolis

Aug 9 2 killed in clashes between security forces and group of armed men in #Suez #Egypt

Aug 9 Revolutionary Punishment group claims attack in El-Sinnuris near ‪#Fayoum‬‬ earlier today. ‪#‎Egypt‬‬

Aug 9 World’s largest container ship, the Marstel Maersk crosses the new Suez Canal

Aug 9 Policeman killed in al-Arish after a different officer in the same position was killed.

Aug 9 A bomb targeted an armored vehicle in northern Sinai killing 2 security personnel, injuring 3

Aug 8 18 militants were killed over the last 2 days’ shelling of Shaykh Zuweid and Rafah – reportedly by Apaches

Aug 7 Fears mount for the fate of the Croation hostage seized in 22 of July – interesting detail, his driver was released.

Aug 6 Raid on a farm in Sanoris in Fayoum – five are killed. A report from Aug 9 including some controversial details

Aug 6
#Egypt N.#Sinai / Army Helicopter targets 35 #Hamas terrorists in a smuggling tunnel with #Gaza

Aug 6 The new Suez Canal (which took only one year instead of five to complete) was celebrated with an inaugural ceremony.

Aug 5 ISIS affiliate (Wilayat Sinai) has threatened to kill a Croatian hostage in 48 hours.

Aug 4 Five civilians killed when their house was shelled during clashes in northern Sinai

Aug 4 Unidentified gunmen killed a policeman standing guard outside a police station in Sharqiyya

Aug. 2 Army says it has killed 88 suspected militants in the Sinai between July 20 and July 31

Aug 2 Car owned by Judge Moh. Abdullah Abbas (al-Khanka court) explodes from bomb. No injuries #Egypt

Aug 1. Egypt’s army says it has killed a leading figure in Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis


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