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Terrorism & CT in Egypt: Sinai and Beyond Feb. 3 – Apr. 21 2015

21 Apr

April 2015

Apr. 21 Egypt’s army has killed 57 militants in the last 10 days. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=0a5c1e84-8b05-463d-a2a2-4aac3218affd


Apr. 20 Ikhwan’s Beltagi allegedly told court that the terrorism in Sinai will stop if the ‘coup’ withdrew. (Similar comments made by Muslim Brotherhood figures visiting the US in January – pointing at direct connection to ABM/WS).


Apr. 20 #KafrHilal residents protested on the #Cairo#Alexandria highway abt the kidnapping of two girls.  #Egypt  http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/128127.aspx


Apr. 19 #Egypt‘s armed forces killed 13 extremists (presum. #ABM) on Sat. in northern #Sinai  http://www.spyghana.com/middle-east-news-summary-from-xinhua-3/

4 of them in Shaykh Zuwayd http://www.albawabaeg.com/53340



Apr 19 Clashes at #Cairo University between students & Falcon security guards.  #Egypt http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/04/19/clashes-break-out-at-cairo-university/ 10 students arrested. (Youm 7)


Apr 19 Ministry of the Interior has charged the newspaper al-Masry al-Youm due to reportage of police brutality. (al-Ahram)

Apr. 18 An Egyptian court has placed #AnsarBaytalMaqdis on the terrorism list along with 207 of the group’s members. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=76ad5f0c-162b-4baa-8147-d57c19ef29a5



Apr. 18 #Tarabin tribe say they will combat #WilayatSina (State of #Sinai), although … #Egypt http://levantinegroup.com/2015/04/key-sinai-tribe-vows-to-combat-egyptian-isis-branch/


Apr. 16 State of Sinai militants blew up an armoured vehicle near the borders of south Rafah; two others targeted earlier today.


Apr. 16 One killed and one wounded in a Shaykh Zuwayd explosion http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=714efee5-5087-46fa-931f-fdcbd431cf57


Apr. 16 Wide operation by Egypt’s air and land forces on the towns southern Sheikh Zuwaied and Rafah. One officer killed and one injured as two military vehicles targeted south of Shaykh Zuwayd.


Apr. 15 Hundreds of Kafr El Sheikh residents took to the streets in an anti-terror demonstration,calling for executing all MB leaders



Apr. 15 Bomb kills 2, injures 6 at Kafr El Sheikh at military academy #Egypt http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/127739.aspx


Apr. 14 Attack on police station in al-Arish killed 3 police http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/709240



Apr. 14 Four (other sources reported 6 and 8) explosive devices went off at the electricity tower #October City interrupting television broadcasting #Egypt  http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/709197



Apr. 14 Muslim Brotherhood youth call for attacks as in Sinai peninsula in all governates and “terrorizing military” http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/708995


Apr. 13 Bomber living in Sheikh Zayed arrested, he is allegedly a MuslimBrotherhood member http://www.thecairopost.com/news/146070/news/alleged-brotherhood-member-arrested-for-manufacturing-bombs



Apr. 13 A bomb exploded at #Helwan‘s municipality headquarters injuring two.  #Egypt http://www.thecairopost.com/news/145985/news/video-bomb-at-helwan-headquarters-injures-2


Apr. 13 Egyptian F-16 carried out multiple sorties in north #Sinai today


Apr. 13 Minister of religious endowments calls for allowing volunteers to serve counterterrorism forces in Egypt, but military spokesperson says if there was a need, they would have called on people http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/04/13/endowments-minister-calls-on-armed-forces-to-allow-counter-terrorism-volunteers/



Apr. 12 Soldier shot in Rafah http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/update-soldier-shot-dead-sinai-s-rafah


Apr. 12 Vehicle suicide bomb in Arish at police station – has killed 15 so three attacks in #Sinai today: IED in #ShaykhZuwayd, shooting in #Rafah, suicide VBIED in #Arish. #Egypt



Apr. 12 Clashes began over a video tape mocking ISIS but also some raids of churches re. illegal worship charges – writes about: “Security forces laissez-faire attitude to the (Muslim-Coptic) ‘conflict'”(?) on clashes during Holy Week #Egypt http://www.madamasr.com/sections/politics/easter-celebrations-tainted-attacks-copts-during-holy-week



Apr. 12 6 Soldiers killed and 2 injured by roadside bomb nr. Shaykh Zuwaid http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/sinai-attacks-egyptian-soldiers-continue-1148433198


Apr. 11 Two bombs exploded in Cairo‘s residential Imbaba district on Saturday, causing no casualties (Reuters)



Apr. 10 militants post a video of beheading an Egyptian in #Sinai for spying & killing a soldier.


Apr. 10 #ABM militants set fire to 6 food & gas trucks (for military) at #ShaykhZuwayd #Sinai #Egypt http://www.thecairopost.com/news/145582/news/6-gas-and-food-trucks-set-ablaze-in-n-sinai


Apr. 9 Anti-“military rule” groups claimed 14 demonstrations in different parts of Egypt  #Egypt https://www.facebook.com/RNN.World/posts/876351852423229



Apr. 9 A mortar & a missile killed 11 civilians in #Sinai & 2 soldiers killed.  #Egypt http://bigstory.ap.org/article/029fe1f7e32244eab720d5ea9936ae5b/violence-egypts-sinai-kills-11-civilians-2-soldiers?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter and see



Apr. 8 #Egypt, N-#Sinai– A roadside bomb blast in El Arish killed two policemen & wounded three.



Apr. 8 Egypt‘s cabinet approved a LE 400 m refund for the #Sinai buffer zone residents  http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/701798



Apr. 8 1,000 Egyptians have been evacuated from Yemen http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=28899dc3-e9d6-4a49-93e9-a0325b2937cd


Apr. 8 379 referred to criminal court for being part of the Nahda encampment http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=562ea2b6-699d-41ec-897a-6328753c9bcd



Apr. 6 Clashes between the army and militants at Alfitat village south Sheikh Zuwaied. Also eyewitnesses confirm hovering of Apaches and F16 airplanes. 7 militants killed in the operation.


Apr. 6 Military kills 13 militants and arrests 4 http://www2.el-balad.com/1471786#sthash.w69txu9m.uxfs



Apr 6 Third stage of the buffer zone in the Rafah area is about to be implemented. http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/egypt-prepares-3rd-phase-gaza-buffer-zone



Apr. 5 Bomb explodes on the bridge over Zamalek today in Cairo killing one policeman and injuring 2. http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/04/05/deadly-bomb-shakes-up-scale-cairo-district/


Apr. 5 Egyptian forces killed Ajnad Misr’s leader in a shootout in an apartment in Giza. https://www.stratfor.com/sample/situation-report/egypt-security-forces-kill-islamist-leader?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=Stratfor



Apr. 5 Reports of attack on a church in Alexandria injuring one policeman ane 2 civilians http://ow.ly/LdYvJ 


Apr. 4 Explosions outside school wall on the Corniche in Imbaba.


Apr. 4 Death toll rises to 16 after 11 of the injured in recent Sinai attacks die http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=92ecb010-e193-4bc1-a30c-8d692616f970


Apr. 4 Two bombs exploded near a Cairo police station – placed in front of the Ahmed Oraby school. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/04/egypt-violence-idUSL6N0X102L20150404



Apr. 3 15 militants killed today in north Sinai http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=4018835c-2869-4475-a4f5-0c749c852af9


Apr. 3 ABM/State of Sinai claimed responsibility for the attacks killing the 15 soldiers. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/03/us-egypt-security-idUSKBN0MU0OR20150403


Apr. 3 In statement on yesterday’s attacks, “State of #Sinai” claims 10s killed, weapons seized from #Egypt military, Apaches “thwarted” see


And see: http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/04/04/state-of-sinai-claims-thursday-attacks/



Apr. 3 Unidentified assailants killed a policeman on the Fayoum-Cairo road. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=39e157d1-2355-435d-a0b5-5f72ffaec1c0


Apr. 2 Militants (#ABM/WS) killed 15 soldiers and 3 civilians in northern #Sinai today. #Egypt http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/02/sinai-attack_n_6991730.html?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000017


Apr. 2 Egyptian army kills 35 to 40+ terrorists (in differing sources) in air raids in North Sinai in retaliation for earlier terrorist attacks http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=ec4f8fb3-ad0e-4907-9bf0-c437431e424a



April 1 Three killed in a blast in #Sharqiyya – apparently bombmakers. #Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=5815230e-8ec8-408c-9750-3fa68504bf79


April 1 A policeman was shot and killed by assailants in #Menufiyya. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=36bb2699-b374-4242-a952-c0240e4a1b0d


March 2015


March 31 Obama released military aid to #Egypt – which was suspended for 17 months.   http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/white-house-obama-releases-military-aid-egypt-suspended-30032636



March 31 Security kills militants in Sinai. Also 22 additional tunnels discovered. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/126532.aspx


March 30 2 policemen injured while dismantling bombs in #Alexandria #Egypt on Monday.  http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=fa79e95b-f302-4641-a887-3645c2f2096b



March 29 Agnad Misr claims responsibility for Cairo University attack on Saturday http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/126373.aspx


March 29 2.8 long kilometer tunnel discovered in the Sinai border area http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=17c5efde-4756-409d-94e6-a240ea6a81f0

March 29 Bomb detonated at Maglas el-dawlat. #Cairo. #Dokki


March 27 #Bomb exploded in front of #Cairo University, injuring 8 (& makes Fox News unlike 100s of other bombs) #Egypt  http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/03/28/bomb-explodes-in-front-egypt-largest-and-most-prominent-university-injuring-8/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fworld+%28Internal+-+World+Latest+-+Text%29


March 26 Protesters set fire to car & attack a house – trying to stop construction of Virgin Mary Church in Minya which is to honor Egyptians who died in Libya.   http://en.sectarianattacks.com/attacks/232-protesters-surround-virgin-church-in-al-aour-minya-torch-car


March 26 Lawyer, Samir Sabry is dropping his case against Hamas which charged it with being a terrorist entity. This is one of two cases.


March 26 Police official killed, also 1 of his armed attackers #Suez#Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=e6c14e36-7f57-4cff-bfae-7ce9cc11fcd0



March 26 3 bombs detonated in #NasrCity, placed along convoy path of security chief.  #Egypt #dastardly http://www.thecairopost.com/news/143592/news/3-bombs-detonated-in-nasr-city-ahead-of-cairo-security-chiefs-visit



March 25 Two conscripts injured in drive-by shooting attack on Congolese embassy in Giza http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=b03ee85b-8dd7-4e97-807a-09dbb23c7dde


March 25 Five smuggling tunnels seized on Egypt’s eastern borders. http://www1.el-balad.com/1454573#sthash.kAM5absa.uxfs


March 25 Schoolgirl is killed by a bomb that exploded outside her school in Fayoum.   http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/03/25/school-girl-killed-in-bomb-explosion-while-playing-outside-her-elementary-school-in-egypt/


March 25 Saudi Arabia launched attacks on Yemen in coalition with other nations including Egypt. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/world/middleeast/al-anad-air-base-houthis-yemen.html?_r=0



March 24 Egypt’s Arab military force (to fight terrorism) has been referred to the Arab League Summit. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/126018.aspx


March 24 Third phase of evacuations from the buffer zone at Rafah begins; 3,000 have been evacuated so far. http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/rafah-buffer-zone-extend-1000-more-meters-egypt


March 24 2 soldiers killed by roadside bomb, and one conscript killed in drive-by shooting #Arish #Sinai #Egypt http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/125982.aspx




March 24 Officer and non commissioned officer were killed while on patrol in Shaykh Zuwayd http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/24/us-egypt-violence-idUSKBN0MK0VN20150324




March 23 – Suggests that South Sinai Bedouins are cooperating with the govt. against Ansar Bait al-Maqdis. (Also that north Sinai Bedouins are being punished or treated too strictly) http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/03/egypt-economy-conference-sinai-bedouin-security.html


March 23 43 suspected militants killed in operations in North Sinai in past week – military spokesman 82 were arrested http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=a2512306-0a11-449b-ad8c-2feb052fa144 



March 23 Armed group attacked police patrol & injured conscript in #Suez #Egypt http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/03/23/conscript-injured-in-suez-shooting/



March 23 2 bomb explosions destroyed front windows of KFC and Pizza Hut. Another hit police station in October city.


In south Qena, bomb exploded near court house in man who tried to plant it there.


Bomb explodes in judge’s home. Judge had just released former min of int. On walls were scribblings that said “wait for what’s to come’


Bomb exploded a few minutes ago in alHasri Square in October City. No injuries or deaths.



March 22 7 terrorists killed in al-Arish http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/7-suspected-terrorists-killed-arish-hotbeds-destroyed


March 22 Forensic medicine spokesman says El Sabbagh died of birdshot because she was too thin, no fat between heart & lungs – http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/125838.aspx



March 22 #Tanta court convicts 23 #MuslimBrotherhood members to life in prison. #Egypt #Ikhwan  http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=63485e52-7969-48d9-a4fa-88dd77a8cfa5


March 21 – A film about abduction by Bedouins of Eritreans trying to reach Israel through the Sinai was aired. Claim is that only a few hostages are held (are they?) now. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2015/03/sound-torture-150318094959803.html?utm_content=buffer16f19&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


March 21 #Egypt‘s forces killed 10 militants in an aerial raid on deserted house in #ShaykhZuwayd #Sinai  http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=303fb78a-0fd7-4dea-bdbe-36591f48c070


March 21 Two killed while planting an explosive device in Sharqiyya http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=11744f4a-dc4b-4bf6-bcef-cecfcf12bc1c


March 20 Military source:  8 #AnsarBaytAlMaqdis members killed in North #Sinai campaign #Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=df65d917-ce9f-4810-b9e0-dcc441e81a5a



March 20 Pro-#MB protest in Mataryia, Haram districts http://www.thecairopost.com/news/142592/news/pro-muslim-brotherhood-protest-in-mataryia-haram-districts … Molotov-cocktails, fire works + attacking citizens



March 19 28 militants killed & 6 arrested by #Egypt in northern #Sinai campaign.


March 18 A policeman was shot in Marsa Matrouh and then died of his wounds. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=170ad6e4-ef65-46e4-8ca0-55db674bf1b9



March 18 RT Explosion in TV broadcast tower in #Fayyoum #Egypt (lots of action there last few days) http://www.alarabiya.net/ar/arab-and-world/egypt/2015/03/18/%D9%85%D8%B5%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A8%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%AC-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%81%D8%B2%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%86%D9%8A-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%85.html


March 17 9 militants killed in North Sinai http://www2.el-balad.com/1439897#sthash.NgNXfGmc.uxfs



March 17 One bomb dismantled Monday evening in Fayoum, another had exploded behind the governor’s residence. http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/03/17/bomb-dismantled-another-explodes-in-fayoum/

March 17 Fayoum university students strike for a 7th day http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/03/17/fayoum-university-students-strike-continue-for-7th-day-2/


March 16 #WilayatSinai (#AnsarBaytMaqdis) claim to have taken a US M60 tank engine #Sinai #Egypt http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/17/world/middleeast/egypt-militants-claim-ambush.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0



March 16 Suicide car bomb at #ShaykhZuwayd #Sinai – bomber only casualty #Egypt http://www.cairoportal.com/story/161999/%D8%B4%D9%87%D9%88%D8%AF–%D9%85%D9%82%D8%AA%D9%84-%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%8A-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%A3%D9%85%D8%A7%D9%85-%D9%85%D9%82%D8%B1-%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%86%D9%8A-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D9%8A%D8%AE-%D8%B2%D9%88%D9%8A%D8%AF


March 16 #Bomb explodes behind the #Fayoum governor’s residence injuring one.  #Egypt http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/681238



March 16 33,385 Egyptians returned from Libya via the Salloum crossing in the last 30 days. http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/03/16/33385-egyptians-returned-from-libya-in-30-days-via-salloum-crossing/


March 16   Ministry of Interior personnel defused 6 explosive devices found in Zagazig http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/681137


March 15 Bomb explodes in Matariyya in Cairo killing a street cleaner. http://www.alarabiya.net/ar/arab-and-world/egypt/2015/03/15/%D9%85%D9%82%D8%AA%D9%84-%D8%B9%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%84-%D9%86%D8%B8%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%82%D9%86%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A9.html




March 15 Egyptian army announces it has killed 45 militants in north Sinai during the second week of March. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=ef3be7c5-b808-4fb7-a469-72d44c904749


March 14 4 injured in a bomb blast outside an HCSB bank in Sidi Bishr, in Alexandria and another bomb was reported in Kom al-Dekka http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=710f82be-33c0-4a6d-afd2-8cab582d3a98


March 13 -14 Egypt’s Economic Development Conference was held in Sharm al-Shaykh and investors, loans, and aid have pledged or granted 72.5 billion $. (The uptick in violence around the country is thought to have been an effort to derail the conference or scare investors, with the addition of ‘economic terrorists’ to the other radicals and supporters of former Pres. Morsi) http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=30668622-9a3e-419d-b244-598cbc4f317a


March 13 ABM/State of Sinai released a vid. “Letter from the Land of Sinai” multipart lecture by single man – 3 cameras.


March 13 Attack by militants injures one Egyptian army officer and two other soldiers in al-Arish http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/12/us-egypt-violence-idUSKBN0M82W520150312


March 12 4 bomb explosions reported in Maadi – (Other source reported 5) . One near road 9 and a third near the UNICEF headquarters & near a movie theater.



March 12 3 army conscripts injured in armed attack in AlMahager checkpoint, South AlAreesh, Sinai. http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/678253


March 12 Wilayat Sinai (State of Sinai / Ansar Beit al-Maqdis) threated to fire 150 rockets at Israel (but apparently based on a months-old video) http://news.yahoo.com/photos/egyptian-isis-branch-threatens-rocket-photo-084616822.html



March 13 Bomb explodes in October city, no damages or injuries.


March 12 Over past 24 hrs, 10 high pressure electricity towers were destroyed due to sabotage in Sinai. Explosives placed at base of each tower.



March 11 Egyptian army kills 11 Islamist militants in aerial raids #Sinai: @AlArabiya_Eng correspondent and http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=0172951c-ab65-4972-b0dc-e9769d8236b6


March 11 Army officer killed in Rafah during an attack on a security checkpoint by armed assailants. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=05656352-575f-4338-8746-d55a228c0120






March 11 4 electricity pylons downed in Sharqiyya province in attacks english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/125038/Egypt/Politics-/Blasts-bring-down-electricity-pylons-in-Egypts-Sha.aspx


Mar 11 A policeman dismantled a bomb in Alexandria and people carried him on their shoulders. https://www.facebook.com/bothaina/posts/10155229827820618


Mar 11 Small bomb explodes, 2 dismantled outside court in #Heliopolis Tuesday; no injuries http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/124963.aspx … #CAiro #Egypt


Mar 10 A bomb has been allegedly found in front of #SakanatMaadi metro station


Mar 10 In one attack a suicide bomber killed a civilian and wounded 30 police in al-Arish and a second bomb killed an army officer and wounded 3 others







March 10 Report on Terror in the Sinai by Dyer and Kessler http://henryjacksonsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/HJS-Terror-in-the-Sinai-Report-Colour-Web.pdf


March 10 A 2nd explosion nr. #Heliopolis court (close to Pres. palace) #Egypt http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/676482



March 10 Explosion that hit the army barracks in al-Masa3eed also destroyed the TV/radio station building http://www.elfagr.org/1675311


March 10 A n officer killed, 3 soldiers injured south Elarish near the airport after an IED hit their vehicle. #Sinai


March 10   Two killed 4 injured in the apartment of bombmakers in Abou Zabal http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/124911/Egypt/Politics-/Two-killed-while-making-Molotov-cocktails-in-great.aspx


March 10 Fifty Fayoum University students are detained. Students Against the Coup held protests in response. http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/03/10/50-fayoum-university-students-arrested-student-groups/



March 9 Two banks were attacked in Alexandria with assailants armed with guns and Molotov cocktails. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/124821/Egypt/Politics-/Two-banks-attacked-in-Egypts-Alexandria.aspx


March 9 Egypt carried out airstrikes against #ISIS targets in Libya on Monday http://ow.ly/J95lz



March 9 Three conscripts killed in an explosion east of al-Arish in the Sinai, Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=ca741f7b-9bca-45e4-bc62-e1164395f42a



March 9 Security forces defused a bomb in Abasiyya. Another bomb was planted at hospital on al-Haram.


March 8 – 9 6 bombs in Alexandria – 1 at Alexandria National Bank, one at an elementary school in Alexandria. Another in Semouha neighborhood http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=0dd90912-c7fd-44d5-94e0-d01c10b325b7




March 8 First execution of a Muslim Brotherhood supporter – who threw boys off a roof in Alexandria (videotaped) during the post- 6/13 transition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEUIguqHREg&feature=youtu.be


March 8 1 dead, 11 wounded in (another) series of bombings in #Alexandria #Egypt  http://bit.ly/1HjwJEJ



March 8 1 dead – 11 wounded in bombing in Alexandria http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/09/us-egypt-violence-idUSKBN0M40D820150309




March 7 A bomb exploded in front of a bank in Mahalla killing 2 and injuring 16 others. Five were arrested. http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/03/07/update-two-policemen-dead-16-injured-in-mahalla-explosion/


March 7 15 Ansar Beit Al Magdes terrorists killed in North Sinai during Egyptian army raids killing a total of 40 this week


March 3 2 more bombs hit several hours after a major blast in Cairo at the High Court http://www.modernghana.com/news/510791/1/bomb-blast-near-egypt-train-station.html


March 2 bombs explode in Aswan & Cairo (also in 6th of October) – 2 Killed, 14 Injured: According to the police report, the bomb detonat… http://bit.ly/1GHEh3S


March 2 #Egypt‘s military arrests 20 suspects al #Arish#Sinai #Egypt  http://www1.el-balad.com/1415787#sthash.oWsgymLZ.uxfs


March 2 Bomb destroyed 3 police cars in Zahra Maadi & two other explosions police stations in Heliopolis and Tagammou #Egyp



March 2 Revolutionary Retribution Movmt (linked to #Ikhwan) claims bombing High Court #Cairo killed 2 (or 1) injured 9-11 #Egypt http://www.tnnegypt.com/muslim-brotherhood-linked-group-claims-responsibility-for-high-court-bombing/ http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/124295.aspx



March 2 A bomb at Nozha police station in Heliopolis, Cairo. No casualties reported.


March 1 Today there were violent clashes btw pro-#Ikhwan students & Falcon security personnel at #Cairo University campus, #Egypt.



March 1 Two dead, 5 injured as bomb explodes outside a police station in #Aswan #Egypt http://www.madamasr.com/news/2-dead-5-injured-homemade-bomb-aswan


March 1 Egypt’s army says it killed 172 militants in the Sinai during the month of February http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/03/02/world/egypt-army-172-sinai-militants-killed-february/#.VPO9TrPF_e2



February 2015


Feb. 28   Four Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death, and life in prison for the Supreme Guide http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/124121.aspx


Feb 28. More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned back from Libya over the last 2 weeks. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/124110.aspx



Feb. 27 168 received a 2 year jail sentence for the violence at the US embassy in the protest against the film “The Innocence of Muhammad” http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/124130.aspx





Feb 27 Fifteen “extremists”killed, 4 others injured on Friday in security raid in #Egypt‘s #Sinai http://goo.gl/58yBI1


Feb 27 One woman was killed and two other civilians injured by the landing of a mortar shell on their home on the Egyptian side of Rafah in #Sinai


Feb 27 Militants attacked a military checkpoint from over a mosque after Friday prayers in western Rafah #Sinai via Muhamed Sabry



Feb 27 2 injured as police clash with pro-#Ikhwan marchers, Faisal St. #Giza #Egypt #MuslimBrotherhood  http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=b7d05060-dd9a-4ee4-8636-bb1f2ff721ef


Feb. 27 #Rafah tunnel collapse kills 1 #Egypt}ian army officer; injures another. #Sinai http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=441f2c6c-0454-4a49-8fd6-d9e1b13b8332


Feb 26 Bomb placed near a seniors’ home in Alexandria has been found and defused 3 hrs ago.



Feb. 26 Another bomb injures 6 outside a police station http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/123962.aspx


Feb. 26 1 killed & 3 injured in explosion outside fast food restaurant #Imbaba & 2 more explosions heard.  #Cairo #Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=d99b152f-37ee-4773-bd10-2a02f06fa610

Feb 26 Reports of 3-4 simultaneous bomb explosions at branches of Telecom companies – Vodophone and 2 Etisalat stores.


Feb. 25 Article claims that 40 militants in the #Sinai killed. One Sinai watcher considers this an inflated number, so treat as unconfirmed. http://www.youm7.com/story/2015/2/25/استمرار-الحرب-على-الإرهاب-فى-سيناء-مقتل-40-إرهابيًا-وإصابة-1/2082693   But Reuters also reports: 18 militants killed & also 20 killed – separately – #Sinai today. This was http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/26/us-egypt-security-idUSKBN0LU07W20150226




Feb 25 Car bomb thwarted in the northern Sinai Peninsula. Troops on the international coastal road near Rafah opened fire on the vehicle.


Feb 25 Water company manager and mills manager both kidnapped in Sheikh Zoweid, Sinai. http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/664993


Feb. 25 7 #Sinai militants killed & 20 injured as Egypt’s military attack at  #ShaykhZuwayd and #Rafah http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=07904e5f-a362-4dcf-8def-b6f884f33d38


Feb 24 Militants #ShaykhZuwayd leaflet #Sinai residents, say #Egypt‘s army displacing people to ‘protect the Jews’ http://shar.es/1WdYs7



Feb 24 Military destroys 22 tunnels and confiscates 750 kgs of explosive in north ‪#Sinai.



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Feb. 24 Egypt’s war on ISIS according to the Atlantic Council http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/egyptsource/egypt-s-war-on-isis-a-brief-history?utm_content=buffer7bfeb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer


Feb 24 A video was posted of Egyptians beheading a dog on al-Haram St. in Giza. Youtube removed the video. One version is: the dog’s owner had a dispute with 2 butchers & the dog bit one of the butchers & 8 others. Instant street justice – ppl wanted to kill the man and the dog, but killed the dog.



Feb. 23 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis killed a Copt inside his shop in al-Arish. http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/669358#.VOr0mByuof4.facebook


Feb 23 169 NGOs affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood have been dissolved. http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/02/23/egypt-dissolves-169-muslim-brotherhood-affiliated-ngos/


Feb. 23   215 charged with being part of the Helwan Brigades who have killed 6 policeman & injured civilians – affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.   http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-31576484


Feb 23 A video was posted showing Egyptian children enacting a fake beheading. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/egyptian-children-carry-out-isis-style-mock-beheading-chilling-video-1489141


Feb. 22 Pro-Morsi students continued their protests at different Egyptian universities. http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/morsy-loyalists-continue-protests-universities


Feb 22 Pres. Sisi called for an Arab coalition against ISIS. Also, in this speech he spoke of his knowledge of human rights abuses (in prisons) & that he will address them. He said 1.6 billion Egyptian pounds will be spent to develop the most needy villages & 600 million pounds to support street children. (This link merely discusses the military aspect of the speech)



Feb. 22 Turkish-based former Muslim Brotherhood, Wagdi Ghoneim (also used to live in Orange county, California and in Ohio). Here he accuses Christians of treachery to Muslims. This is a response (of sorts) to the execution of Egyptian Copts in Libya. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1KBi7_i4v0


Feb 21 2967 have returned to Egypt from Libya over the last 48 hours following the execution of Egyptian Copts by an ISIS-linked group. http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/2967-return-egypt-through-salloum-crossing-past-24-hours


Feb 21 A policeman was killed when unidentified assailants hit him with a car in Shaykh Zuwayd. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=acfbf94e-5c27-4221-a546-6b347c566058


Feb 20 A bomb exploded in Samaloot in Minya killing the would-be bombers. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/123483.aspx


Feb 20 A man was killed in clashes between security and pro-Ikhwan in Matariyya.



Feb 20 Hamas accused the Egyptian media of a campaign of incitement concerning the presence of Palestinians in the militant attacks in the Sinai http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/africa/2015-02/21/c_134010264.htm


Feb 19 Hamas says one of its men, Mohamed Abu Matar, was killed during a ‘jihad mission’ in Rafah, Egypt (apparently while working in a smuggling tunnel).


Feb 19   Up to 1,770 have returned from Libya. Libya has been a lifeline for young men without employment opportunities. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/123451/Egypt/Politics-/Up-to-,-Egyptians-have-returned-from-Libya-Officia.aspx


Feb 19 1 policeman killed, 1 injured in drive-by shooting Suez #Egypt http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/123405/Egypt/Politics-/Policeman-killed,-another-injured-in-Suez-attack.aspx


Feb. 18 President Sisi met with tribal leaders and visited military in the Western desert of Egypt in the wake of the recent bombings of Libya and securing of border areas http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/02/18/1873704


Feb 18 2 IEDs remotely detonated in Shaykh Zuwayd and Rafah. 552 Egyptians return to Egypt via Salloum from Libya http://www.thecairopost.com/news/137936/news/552-egyptians-return-from-libya-tunnels-destroyed-in-north-sinai


Feb 18 Apache attack/ helicopters bomb 3 sites in Southern Shaykh Zuwayd North #Sinai and kill 18-Beit Al Maqdis terrorists.”


Feb. 18 An IED reportedly was uncovered inside the Junior High school for girls in al-Arish in the northern ‪#Sinai Peninsula ‪#Egypt


Feb. 17 Two Egyptian soldiers injured in attack by militants on Almasora checkpoint west of  #Rafah and transferred to military hospital  Sinai



Feb. 17 Nine militants killed by Egyptian military in Sinai.   http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=dbf80e11-ea82-4582-b300-d1ab5f155f07



Feb 17 Pro-#Morsy/#Ikhwan at protests in #Egypt‘s universities in defiance of protest law.  http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/pro-morsy-students-fresh-protests-universities

Feb. 16 Egypt carried out air strikes on Libya’s militants – killing 64 – AJ claims 7 were civilians, denied by other sources.  Strikes were carried out along with Libyan air force.   Egypt also moved troops to its own borders. http://news.sky.com/story/1428223/egypt-bombs-libyan-targets-after-beheadings



Feb. 15 An Israeli man was arrested in Taba by Egyptian authorities with maps and videos of military facilities. http://www.thecairopost.com/news/137474/news/israeli-man-arrested-in-sinai-with-maps-videos-of-military-facilities


Feb. 15 Egyptian president calls for emergency UN meeting after ISIS video purporting to show execution of Coptic Christians http://abcn.ws/1vwK1qJ


Feb. 14 IED was dismantled next to #France‘s consulate in #Alexandria#Egypt –


Feb 14 #Egypt‘s PM Mehleb & Min. Def. & Min. Inter. reviewing troops in #Sinai today notes attack elsewhere (not in the north) Sinai #Egypt  http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=d88c8dfa-2c39-4110-81b7-2195c25f00bf


Feb 14 Bomb defused at a gas station in Damietta http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/662482


Feb 14 2 car bombs detonated in Shaykh Zuwayd injuring 2 in attack on police station. http://www.madamasr.com/news/car-bombs-target-north-sinai-police-station-injuring-2-security-personnel


Feb. 14 Libya’s parliament confirmed that the 21 abducted Egyptian Copts were killed in Libya by the ISIS-related group. (When released, this was disputed, but it was actually correct)




Feb. 13 Eight militants killed in the Sinai. One was a member of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=495a0531-5aff-4d26-89f3-6794e8cb5b76


Feb 13 Militants (oops!) “Popular Resistance” put out a video showing the burning of #Faisal police station in #Suez #Egypt



Feb. 13 Docs shown on twitter re. contacts between Muslim Brotherhood & Zawahiri to dispatch fighters to the Sinai pic.twitter.com/TV1qard79w



Feb. 13 Officer dies in hospital after bomb exploded in Cairo this am. 8 others injured. Also air strikes in the Sinai. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/13/us-egypt-violence-idUSKBN0LH0W320150213



Feb 13 Eight suspected militants killed in raids on north #Sinai #Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=495a0531-5aff-4d26-89f3-6794e8cb5b76


Feb. 12. Related post: ISIS sends out Dabiq Issue. 7 A manifesto: explaining actions re. killing of hostages etc. https://ia601506.us.archive.org/27/items/Dabiq7/Dabiq_7.pdf



Feb. 12 Unidentified militants torched a house of a civilian Christian in Elarish today at noon noon #Sinai Militants kidnapped a civilian in Sheikh Zuwaied today in the morning and released him later (source Muhammad Sabry)



Feb. 12 Article appears on the Jan. 19th interception by Israeli forces of a vessel bringing liquid fiberglass from Sinai to Hamas. http://www.idfblog.com/blog/2015/02/12/cleared-publication-three-hamas-affiliated-suspects-arrested-smuggling-attempt/



Feb. 12 Photos of Egyptian Copts captured by Islamist militants in Libya are shown. They’ve been dressed in orange execution jumpsuits and sign reads ‘in revenge for the Muslimaat (Muslim women persecuted, presumably in jail.) http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/02/12/1864615 and see http://bit.ly/libEgy Claim here that 21 Egyptian construction laborers were beheaded http://www.vetogate.com/1476080


Feb. 11 One killed in explosion near Edfo police station




Feb. 10 In addition to 3 bombs which injured 10 in #Alex #Egypt, 2 others bombs and in Shaykh Zuwayd in the Sinai military air raids kill 15 militants.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/10/us-egypt-violence-idUSKBN0LE0WF20150210


Feb. 10 Four injured in an explosion on the fourth floor of a police station in #Montazah#Alexandria #Egypt: Al-Ahram


Feb. 9 State of Sinai just released a 14 minute video, Vol 4 “Documentation of the Crimes of the Alliance of Jews & the Apostate Army Against the People of #Sinai


Feb. 9 #Sinai resident kidnapped from home & shot dead for “cooperating w. security” #Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=75d3f7c9-0ebe-4d38-aa38-7e276d83e984


Feb. 9 The Al-Arish pipeline in Sinai has been bombed for the 29th time according to @youm7


Feb. 8 Four Bedouin development communities created in North Sinai at a cost of 16 m. E.L. http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/02/08/4-bedouin-development-communities-created-north-sinai/


Feb. 8 20 killed (later reports – said 22 (UWK page) & 14 (state media)) 30 injured as Ultra WK fans clash with security in front of the Air Force Stadium. http://www.bustle.com/articles/63155-riot-at-egyptian-soccer-match-leaves-more-than-20-fans-dead-but-hints-at-a-deeper

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdZRU4b2tg0





Feb 8 Info. on upcoming elections #Egypt – clashes in Sohag & Gharbiyya (best to separate supporters?) http://www.madamasr.com/news/clashes-erupt-first-day-electoral-candidate-registration


Feb 8 Bombs planted in 3 Isma’illya schools. https://www.youm7.com/story/2015/2/8/%D8%A5%D8%AE%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A1-3-%D9%85%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B3-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D9%86%D8%B7%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A5%D8%B3%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B9%D9%8A%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%AB%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-3-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA/2058451#.VNestLDF_e1


Feb 7 3 bombs went off outside a KFC store in Helwan, no casualties


Feb 7 High ratio of “foreign fighters” captured in Sinai. Does this mean Palestinians? http://www.youm7.com/story/2015/2/7/مقتل-151-إرهابيا-بسيناء-بينهم-25-أجنبيا-خلال-3-أيام/2057765#.VNY2UeaUd_4



News Context of the Day: News stories on Al Jazeera Arabic & in MB linked sources that 3 leaks published fr. Sisi’s office (seems more than one person involved in these repeated efforts to shake confidence in Pres.) One involving transfers of funds; one criticizing the Gulf states who support Egypt. But Sisi not recorded in them, although they claimed he is.


Feb. 7 Some pro-Morsi on social media are endorsing attacks on companies like KFC & Mobinil. 1 KFC employee was burned alive when store was torched


Feb 6 Muslim Brotherhood officials (announced as government-in-exile) speak at UC Berkeley, CA.   Here’s what I heard: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1skgp2p


Feb 6   Two bombs went off inside a Saqqara police station, no casualties. ‪http://www.masrawy.com/News/News_Cases/details/2015/2/7/455376/-%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D9%82%D9%86%D8%A8%D9%84%D8%AA%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A8%D9%86%D9%82%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%B7%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AB%D9%84%D8%AB-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D8%B3%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A9 … ‪#Egypt ‪#Giza


Feb 6 New governors were announced. But north and south Sinai governors weren’t replaced. http://www.dostor.org/766550


Feb 6 A civilian shot dead by security forces at a Sinai security point at Shaykh Zuwayd http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=798ad156-53b2-458b-aab8-95ff5579d2b7


Feb 6 Egypt’s military kills 27 militants in the Sinai in large security operation http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=bae84df7-73a8-4570-b7cf-5cacc4878bb8


Feb 5 1 soldier killed, others injured as unknown assailants fire on their car in al-Arish http://www.youm7.com/story/2015/2/5/%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B4%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%AF-%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%86%D8%AF-%D9%88%D8%A5%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A9-%D8%A2%D8%AE%D8%B1-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%B5-%D8%A5%D8%B1%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%8A%D9%86-%D9%81%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B4/2054663#.VNVBN7DF_e1

Feb 5 Three small bombs exploded in 6th of October city. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=7daa930a-63eb-4b8e-83ad-3cc098b37be9


Feb 5 Bomb explodes in Sidi Gaber, Alexandria near a military installation. Reports of 2 injured.


Feb. 4 Pres. #Sisi made surprise visit to N. #Sinai today w. Min. Def. & Chief of Staff #Egypt  http://www.thecairopost.com/news/136103/news/sisi-makes-surprise-visit-to-north-sinai


Feb 4 Critique by AlMonitor correspondant on Egypt’s Sinai campaign. Writes that 10 attacks took place by “State of Sinai” on 1/29 http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/02/egypt-sinai-wilaya-attacks-army.html?utm_source=Al-Monitor+Newsletter+%5BEnglish%5D&utm_campaign=654f8c1564-February_4_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_28264b27a0-654f8c1564-93117853#



Feb. 4 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis commander says Egypt’s army is gaining ground in the Sinai.   http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN0L80XM20150204?irpc=932



Feb. 3 The Muslim Brotherhood (calling themselves the government-in-exile) are touring the US, speaking with congresspersons and slated to appear at UC Berkeley http://www.ikhwanweb.com/article.php?id=31993

Feb. 3 Man killed in bomb blast in Alexandria, hours after two devices discovered at Cairo airport: ‪http://reut.rs/1zb2gag 


Feb 3 Small bomb goes off in Tal’at Harb square (near Tahrir) in Cairo http://www.mfs-theothernews.com/2015/02/home-made-bomb-explodes-in-downtown.html


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. http://allafrica.com/stories/201502031818.html?utm_medium=twitter

January 2015 Sinai & Terrorism Log for Egypt

1 Feb

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

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

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



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


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


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


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


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


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




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


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



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




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


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


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



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


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


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

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



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


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


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


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



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


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


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




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


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


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


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



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

Sinai buffer zone continues into phase 2.


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


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


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


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




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


Jan 12


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

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


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


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


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


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



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


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



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


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


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



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



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


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


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



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


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


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

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


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


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



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




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


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



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


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


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


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