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Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Egypt’s Sinai and beyond: July 1 – July 15, 2015

15 Jul

July 15 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and Egypt’s military issued conflicting statements on the attack on the Qattamiyya-Suez road http://www.madamasr.com/news/military-province-sinai-give-conflicting-accounts-qattamiya-suez-road-attack?utm_medium=twitter&utm_s

July 15 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, claimed Wednesday’s truck bomb attack on the (Qattamiyya-) Suez road in which a suicide bomber was killed. (in other reports, appears as a huge explosion) http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=bdb631bb-566c-4ae3-bf62-4d8f1987c1f3

July 15 198 were referred to military judiciary for terrorist crimes http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=259fc268-d86a-4923-988b-7c5df8db7e6b

July 15 The German embassy in Cairo closed after receiving threats of a car bomb http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/german-embassy-closed-over-car-bomb-threats
July 15 Quran reader, Mohammed Gebreel not allwd travel to #UK & banned from Quran reading after speaking out against #Egypt’s govt. (sources like Tariq Ramadan praise him) http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/135448.aspx

July 15 Rabaa al-Adawiyya Square will be renamed for Hisham Barakat, the assassinated prosecutor general http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=678b2dbb-fb7a-47a9-a9c7-1c80d612fd95

July 15 A policeman was killed in an armed attack on a checkpoint in Remaya Square in Haram. 3 gunmen arrested (Youm 7) https://twitter.com/youm7/status/621317483828498432
July 15 #Sinai bedouin and the fight against #terrorists #Egypt http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/15/us-egypt-islam-sinai-specialreport-idUSKCN0PP0UD20150715

July 14 Twenty-five killed and 30 injured in a counterattack by Egypt’s army against a group that targeted a checkpoint in Shaykh Zuwayd https://twitter.com/Elassy25jan/status/621052250518089728

July 14 Curfew hours in northern Sinai will be shortened during the Eid al-Fitr http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/135408.aspx

July 14 State of #Sinai claimed the bombing of two #Egypt military vehicles, including one near Gora airport.

July 14 Egypt’s authorities have identified 3 persons as the bombers of the Italian consulate in Cairo – two from Beni Suef and one from Fayyoum http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/Egypt-Identifies-Three-Italian-Consulate-Bombers/2015/07/14/article2919669.ece

July 13 People stop a church service & demand the church’s demolition in Abu Kerkas in Minya http://en.sectarianattacks.com/attacks/289-extremists-stop-church-service-and-demand-church-demolition-in-minya

July 13 Two of the defendents in the Shura Council trial were given 3 year sentences. They had been charged in abstentia but turned themselves in. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=a5c686c8-7a18-482b-94a3-34d48db92c52
July 12 #Egypt bans 4×4 vehicles in #Sinai fighting zones. The bedouin often drive 4x4s & SUVs. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/135217.aspx
July 11 Huge explosion outside Italy’s consulate in #Cairo kills at least one – with a charge of roughly 250 kg of TNT!
#Egypt http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/world/middleeast/egypt-bombing-at-italian-consulate-in-cairo.html?_r=0

July 10 Army kills 2 suspected militants in Shaykh Zuwayd and destroyed an explosive warehouse http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=9fd06b6c-b375-4d4c-aef0-2c06844259e0

July 9 21 police personnel injured in roadside bomb in Arish http://www.masrawy.com/News/News_Regions/details/2015/7/9/616194/%D8%A5%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%A8%D8%A9-21-%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%B7%D9%8A-%D8%A5%D8%AB%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D9%88%D8%A9-%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%B3%D9%81%D8%A9-%D9%81%D9%8A-%D9%85%D9%8A%D9%83%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%B5-%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%B4-?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=facebook_promoted&utm_campaign=areshs
July 8 Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam brigades are aiding ISIS (ABM) in the Sinai, while cracking down on ISIS in Gaza http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Analysis-Hamas-playing-double-game-with-ISIS-408428

July 8 Mortar round kills five Egyptians in Sinai and 4 injured http://ara.tv/cr3ef
July 7 Fourteen NGOS dissolved for #MuslimBrotherhood connections #Egypt #Ikhwan http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/14-ngos-dissolved-over-alleged-brotherhood-links

July 7 100 activists arrested for unauthorized protesting will be released on the Eid al-Adha. http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/765364

July 7 Explosion near a court in #Beheira today and five injured. #Egypt http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/134735.aspx

July 6 241 militants in the Sinai killed over the last 5 days says Army spokesman http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=b5beddf3-d233-4cc6-a25e-48ded1d1573a

July 5. New major tunnel found in Rafah and Egypt’s military kills some ABM militants inside https://twitter.com/su_za_naa/status/617683944151121920
July 5 Egypt’s military launches air strikes and has killed 63 militants this week http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/05/us-egypt-security-idUSKCN0PF0LS20150705
July 4 Three children and a woman are killed in military air strikes on terrorists in Shaykh Zuwayd http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/civilians-killed-egypt-sinai-battles-150704133045922.html

July 4 SkynewsArabia Breaking: says 2 civilians dead and one soldier injured in Sheikh Zoweid, Sinai, due to a bomb explosion
July 4 Egypts army just foiled new attempt to muggle 500klg shipment of explosives via one tunnel S. Rafah crossing point.
July 4 Bomb planted under Fayoum Investigation police chief has been defused |
July 3 #MB supporters block Sudan street in #Cairo, set tires on fire; security forces dispersed them… #Egypt Security forces dispersed 3 Muslim Brotherhood marches today http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=95465130-c052-450e-b385-2085ce75300f

July 3 A somewhat exaggerated picture of protests in Matariyya in Cairo http://www.middleeasteye.net/in-depth/features/two-years-morsi-s-overthrow-protests-held-poor-cairo-neighbourhood-1167038832

July 3 A protester is killed in a march in Maadi https://twitter.com/adeleissa1/status/616991931743211520
July 3 35 militants killed in #ShaykhZuwayd and #Rafah yesterday. #Sinai #Egypt http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=dbfbb4c3-15a8-4dcf-a3b1-f10c1097285e

July 2 People in #Minya accuse a #Copt of changing his home into a church. #Egypt #sectarianism http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/762226
July 2 Ehab Sheeha, head of Asala Party, swears on TV that if Sisi is not killed, Egyptians will face dark upcoming days. (via @virtualactivism)

July 2 Police raided an apartment and killed 13 Muslim Brotherhood members. In response, Muslim Brotherhood called for an uprising. Also, 75 female students were suspended from al-Azhar on charges of violence & conspiring against the university – http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/egypt-brotherhood-urges-revolt-members-killed-150702042115515.html
July 2 Head of Cairo University shuts down the University’s small mosques (zawyas) to prevent the spreading of radical thought http://www.masrawy.com/News/News_Egypt/details/2015/7/2/612345/%D8%A5%D8%BA%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%82-%D8%B2%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%8A%D8%A7-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B5%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D9%83%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%B9%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%A7%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D9%88%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%81%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%89-?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

July 2 #Egypt|ian air strikes kill 23 militants in northern #Sinai http://tribune.com.pk/story/913612/egyptian-air-strikes-kill-23-militants-in-north-sinai-sources/

July 2 Longest battle fought by Egyptian military against terrorists in #ShaykhZuwayd http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/0/134324/Egypt/0/The-longest-battle-in-North-Sinai-Egypts-army-figh.aspx
July 1 #Egypt Army Statement: Egypt army killed at least 100 terrorists in N. #Sinai, destroyed 20 vehicles, and the army lost 17 soldiers; Egyptian army also deployed reinforcements in Rafah, closed all roads going out of the city & began the hunt for terrorists. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=3cb4fbf9-b68c-4b95-9d9c-3bad4254d3f8

July 1 During the day, militants surrounded the Shaykh Zuwayd police station – other reports claimed they held the town (that was inaccurate). http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/07/01/update-we-are-under-siege-sheikh-zuweid-police-officer/
July 1 Sound bomb explodes in #Aswan, #Egypt none hurt http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/762009

July 1 One of the multiple attacks in northern #Sinai involved a car bomb which killed 11 (in total 30+) http://news.sky.com/story/1511324/car-bomb-blast-kills-11-soldiers-in-egypt

July 1 (Numbers ranged from 30+ to 50 to 64) of Egypt’s soldiers killed in the Sinai and dozens injured in multiple attacks http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/07/01/30-soldiers-killed-in-egypts-north-sinai/


#Egypt’s War on Terrorism: June 15 – July 1, 2015

2 Jul

July 1 #Egypt Army Statement: Egypt army killed at least 100 terrorists in N. #Sinai, destroyed 20 vehicles, and the army lost 17 soldiers; Egyptian army also deployed reinforcements in Rafah, closed all roads going out of the city & began the hunt for terrorists. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=3cb4fbf9-b68c-4b95-9d9c-3bad4254d3f8

July 1 During the day, militants surrounded the Shaykh Zuwayd police station – other reports claimed they held the town (that was inaccurate). http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/07/01/update-we-are-under-siege-sheikh-zuweid-police-officer/



July 1   Sound bomb explodes in #Aswan#Egypt none hurt http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/762009


July 1 One of the multiple attacks in northern #Sinai involved a car bomb which killed 11 (in total 30+) http://news.sky.com/story/1511324/car-bomb-blast-kills-11-soldiers-in-egypt


July 1 (Numbers ranged from 30+ to 50 to 64) of Egypt’s soldiers killed in the Sinai and dozens injured in multiple attacks http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/07/01/30-soldiers-killed-in-egypts-north-sinai/




June 30 President Sisi speaks to the nation and with the family members of the assassinated Minister of Justice, Hisham Barakat   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i969_aiGJhQ&sns=fb

June 30 Gunmen shoot dead #Egyptian policeman outside the Helwan Wax Museum, south Cairo


June 30 Car bomb near 6th police station, Body parts found casualties reported. http://www.youm7.com/story/2015/6/30/%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%81%D8%AC%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%AA%D9%8A%D9%86-%D8%A8%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%8A%D8%B7-%D9%82%D8%B3%D9%85-%D8%AB%D8%A7%D9%86-6-%D8%A3%D9%83%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%B1-%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D8%AB%D9%88%D8%B1-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D8%A3%D8%B4%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D8%B6%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%8A/2247301#.VZLY8O1Vikp


June 30 Security forces have arrested a 23 year old man who wrote that the Giza Popular Resistance Brigades was responsible for the death of Hisham Barakat http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/134182.aspx Earlier article concerned the group http://www.tahrirnews.com/posts/245614 Also reports that 40 others were detained for investigation.


June 30 Two bombs exploded in #6th_of_October on #Egypt‘s second anniversary of 6/30  http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/06/30/two-bomb-explosions-resonate-through-6th-of-october/ Giza police say 52 bombs were planted near high power electricity towers all of which exploded but only 4 towers were demolished.



June 30 Policeman killed, 2 wounded in Beni Suef shooting http://amay.link/OYEGp 

June 30 Two dead and 13 injured as a bomb hit a vehicle carrying Transport Authority staff on a road between al-Arish and Shaykh Zuwayd http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/06/30/2-dead-13-injured-in-bomb-attack-on-transport-authority-staff/


June 29 Hisham Barakat succumbed to his wounds and died today. http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/29/middleeast/egypt-top-prosecutor-explosion/index.html


June 29 Bomb explodes killing general manager of highways(?) and 2 others in north Sinai; 9 others injured   (also reported above)


June 29 Three killed and 13 injured in bomb attack in northern Sinai http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/134062.aspx



June 29 Ikhwan leader Akram Kassab says murder of judges, police and army is a ‘sharia’ [legitimate] necessity



June 28 An explosion hit the Prosecutor General’s car and procession but the assassination attempt failed (initially – later he died)   Two security personnel & a civilian wounded in this attack on Hisham Barakat  http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/egypt-s-public-prosecutor-targeted-in-bomb-attack-1.3131476?cmp=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter



June 28 Bomb exploded outside Qasr al-Nil station in Garden City next to Saudi Consulate #Cairo  #Egypt http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/763827


June 28 3 IED att (Aswan; Cairo); 24 IEDs def; 42 terr susp arrest.


June 27 Assailants set a Giza traffic office on fire with Molotov cocktails http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/06/28/traffic-office-torched-in-giza/


June 27 IED att (Beheira); 2 IED def (Beheira; N.Sinai); 30 terr susp arrest.



June 27 Bomb went off as attackers were riding a motorbike to go plant it at a Damanhour bus stop – killing both of them and damaging a bus https://twitter.com/youm7/status/614883294849703936


June 26 IED att; 1 IED def (Asyut); 1 arm att (N.Sinai-1 civ kill 1 kidn); 30-48 terr susp arrest



June 26 10 suspected militants killed in northern Sinai http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=4a3242d5-17b6-47e5-a3de-f0426ef5d986


une 26 Ansar Morsi/pro #MB clash with police in their Friday style #Matariyya #Egypt http://elwatannews.com/news/details/758022


June 26 IED explosion halts trains between #Alexandria and #Cairo. No injuries. #Egypt http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/133754/Egypt/Politics-/Bomb-explosion-halts-trains-between-Cairo-and-Alex.aspx


June 25 9 pro-#Morsi ‘Revolutionary Punishment’ group mbrs arrested 4 killing a man in Helwan & publishing a video of his execution online


June 24 Article based on anonymous sources by ANONYMOUS (not for the first time in the Monitor) in the Sinai claiming that the death sentences for Morsi et al. will heighten violence in the Sinai. http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/egypt-sinai-muslim-brotherhood-terrorism-death-sentences.html


June 24 ISIS affiliate in Sinai releases pictures of one of its religious classes. https://twitter.com/search?q=Sinai&src=typd


June 23 On terrorism’s challenge to Egypt – back in the ‘90s and at present. https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/back-to-the-bad-old-days



June 23 State Commissioners recommends dual citizens banned from owning #Sinai lands #Egypt More: http://ow.ly/OK2wA  pic.twitter.com/nB1kjbZC06



June 22 8 policemen & civilians wounded after 2 explosions in #Arish #Sinai #Egypt http://www.lbcgroup.tv/news/219369/blasts-in-egypts-north-sinai-wound-police-civilian


June 22 22 militants killed in #Shaykh Zuwayd – 16 of them ‘gathering outside of mosque” http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=b13931b2-dcc1-46f8-a384-92f4f014c277   http://news.yahoo.com/blasts-egypts-north-sinai-wound-police-civilians-security-072847342.html


June 22 Min. of Interior says a major plot to bomb Cairo –Upper Egypt train was thwarted http://www.coptstoday.com/Hot-Issues/Detail.php?Id=116653


June 22 Egypt’s army dug a trench along the border with Israel to prevent further tunnel construction. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=7ccc2100-d0e1-4e77-a66f-6579edc73c29



June 22 Germany releases Egyptian journalist Mansour, sentenced to 15 years in abstentia in Egypt http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/133417.aspx


June 19 A policeman was injured when attackers threw an IED at his home in al-Arish. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/133168.aspx


June 19 Clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and security forces in Sharqiyya and one student – who was a passerby – was killed. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/133184.aspx


June 18 Wilayat Sinai admits its leader Abul Qaaqaa al-Muhajir was killed in April raids in Arish http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/sinai-province-admits-senior-member-killed-arish-april


June 17 Army says it foiled a major attack and killed 7 suspected terrorists #Sinai http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/133003/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-army-says-it-foiled-attack,-killed–terroris.aspx


June 17 Police officer killed, 3 injured in roadside bomb #Sinai (#Egypt http://www.thecairopost.com/news/155877/news/police-officer-killed-3-soldiers-injured-in-roadside-bomb-in-sinai Another attack took place earlier. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/132971.aspx



June 17 165 arrested/detained youth were released for the occasion of Ramadan http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/133002.aspx


June 16 Morsi’s death sentence was upheld in same trial in which he and 16 others received life imprisonment for spying for Hamas and IRGC. www.thecairopost.com/news/155732/news/breaking-morsis-death-sentence-over-prison-break-upheld


June 16 Egyptian militants pledged allegiance to ISIS during their trial in Cairo. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/132925.aspx



June 15 Police captain’s home torched in Maadi https://www.facebook.com/FreedomElMaadi/photos/a.426654834107094.1073742478.122306507875263/720454328060475/?type=1&theater


June 15 A Muslim Brotherhood march has posters calling for Pres. Sisi’s execution https://www.facebook.com/FreedomElMaadi/photos/pcb.720166258089282/720165514756023/?type=1&theater



June 15 Power station of the weaving factory in Gharbiyya set on fire.


June 15 Minister of Defense, Sedki Sobhi attended graduation ceremonies at Egyptian Command and Staff College http://en.arabstoday.net/news/arabworld/egypts-defence-minister-attends-graduation-ceremony-of-army-college.html



June 15 Explosion destroys a 4th high energy electricity tower in Oseem, north of Giza. 2 others defused. Three towers collapsed in two bombings: http://www.thecairopost.com/news/155661/news/3-giza-transmission-towers-collapse-in-twin-bomb-attacks


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

Protests of June 30, 2013 against the Morsi Government in Egypt. (Institute of Middle Eastern, Islamic and Strategic Studies. By Sherifa Zuhur)

3 Jul

Here is all the footage from 6/30 – maybe you’d like to save it in one place and I will also provide a link to my blog: P

rotests of June 30, 2013. According to CNN/Google – 33 million protested. Other estimates were 14 million and 17 million (the Egyptian military estimate).

Just prior to the demonstrations of june, 30th, some began in Egypt as Tamarrod (Rebel) obtained 22 million, 14 thousand and 465 signatures on its call to withdraw confidence from Pres. Morsi’s government and call for new elections.

30th June in Cairo aerial footage – Qasr al-Nil bridge, Tahrir square and to Ittihadiyya

Still photo from Tahrir

and at Abdin

Tamarrud’s first declaration

Demo in Sharqiyya (Morsi’s hometown)

Protests on Haram Street (this photo might be inaccurate to the date)

Protests in Isma’iliyya

Women protesting in Mansoura

Still photo from Mansoura (huge crowds)

Dessouk protests. The man says at the beginning, “Today is the 30th of June …”

Demonstrations in Tanta

Demonstrations in Mahalla al-Kubra

Protesters in Tahrir at prayer time

Morsi supporters and one waving an al-Qa’ida flag

Protesters against Morsi in Zagazig shouting “Irhal (leave), irhal)”

Protesters in Aswan

Demonstration against Morsi in Alexandria

Shibin al-Qum calling for early elections

Demonstrators in Suez calling for Morsi’s resignation

Demonstrators in Sohag calling for Morsi to step down

The protest continued at night in Tahrir and into the next day,

And still protesting by July 2, 2013:

Clashes at Cairo University on July 2, 2013