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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
http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=1da8cd53-0cad-46ec-afc8-a40df1aea83d
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
http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2015/07/01/the-latest-militant-attacks-in-egypts-sinai-kill-30-troops
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/
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07/01/30-dead-after-islamic-militants-attack-egyptian-army-checkpoints/

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#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/

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07/01/30-dead-after-islamic-militants-attack-egyptian-army-checkpoints/

 

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=17&v=nNQk3u23KD4

 

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

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=59fc02a6-3b21-4ec8-aa0c-ea88f0060987

Muslim Brotherhood and Extremist Violence in Egypt & Sinai May 15 – 31, 2015

3 Jun

Muslim Brotherhood and Extremist Violence in Egypt & Sinai May 15 – 31, 2015


May 31 Sinai militants blew up a natural gas pipeline early Sunday morning near al-Arishhttp://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/officials-militants-blow-natural-gas-pipeline-egypt-31423726
Security was reinforced after the attack. (Wilayat Sinai did not take credit for the attack as of 01/06)http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/131562.aspx

May 31 Report by National Council of Human Rights says 2,600 were killed in 18 months over the ouster of Morsi. including 700 policemen & 500 civilians. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/M/ML_EGYPT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

May 30 An effort to smuggle police uniforms from Egypt to Saudi Arabia was foiled.http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/attempt-smuggle-police-uniforms-saudi-arabia-foiled

May 29 Pro-Morsi (Anti-Coup) posts photo of protests in #Damietta today on IkhwanWeb

May 29 Pro-Muslim Brotherhood march in Giza was dispersed by authorities.http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=da6963f3-ad55-49e9-bdad-cd4ef6c6fe42

May 29 Pro-Morsi/Muslim Brotherhood group causes havoc on Haram St. previous nighthttp://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/743411#.VWdvsXYWAV4.facebook

May 28 #ABM threatens to strike Eilat. http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-ISIS-linked-Sinai-terrorists-threaten-to-strike-Eilat-port-404440?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

May 28 One policeman killed & 8 wounded in attack in #Arish #Sinai #Egypthttp://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=5e2b9a62-f5a5-48a3-8fe7-82b0d0468b35

May 28 #Egypt‘s forces have captured #MuslimBrotherhood‘s Mohamed Taha Wahdan acting leader “inside” since the 8/14/13 clearing of #Rabaa

May 28 Muslim Brotherhood spokesperson says Mahmoud Hussein is no longer the group’s secretary-general.https://twitter.com/ajmurgent/status/604025516602081281 … #

May 28 Electricity power tower that was destroyed this morning in Oseem with 4 bombs, 2 of which were defused, cost $4 million

May 27 Police brigadier general killed by a #terrorist roadside bomb in
http://linkis.com/www.reuters.com/arti/Awfwu

May 27 2 soldiers injured and 22 bombs neutralized in northern Sinai http://sdb.esisc.org/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fIncident%2fView%2feda2a089-4f52-4018-81a2-cfe5da3f16b8%3futm_medium%3dtwitter%26utm_campaign%3d%2523security%26utm_source%3dtwitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=%23security&utm_source=twitterfeed

May 27 Two IEDs detonated on a train track in #Gharbiyya today – #Egypt #insurgencyhttp://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=b0473e11-a957-4d90-ae8c-0a64f386b3ce

May 26 Today a power cut hit #Egypt‘s state television for the 2nd time in a month: http://ift.tt/1dvVLaK

May 26 Egyptian Court sentences Head of Al-Qaida in north Sinai Adel Habbarah, 8 other terrorists to death. Habbarah planned the August 2012 terror attack which killed 16 Egyptian soldiers in Rafah, North Sinai. #Egyptabbarah also personally executed 25 unarmed #Egypt|ian soldiers in cold blood in Jan 2014

May 26 521 tunnel openings destroyed on Gaza border http://dlvr.it/9yZ6Zl

May 26 Egyptian forces capture all but 3 Muslim Brotherhood members in 2 Giza neighborhoods and close an MB weapons workshop http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/741634

May 26 Police commander of Port Said prison gives testimony, saying demonstrators attacked the prison & guards couldn’t defend prison because they were pelted with stones
http://www.shorouknews.com/news/view.aspx?cdate=26052015&id=55d342f2-8e5c-4874-bf49-4295ed9c74dc

May 25 Police shot a Christian women, then an officer and 2 soldiers taken prisoner in a church in Mashiet Nasr and were then released following on police negotiation. Mashiet Nasserhttp://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/741279

May 25 #LIbya‘s tribal leaders met in #Cairo conference today; aim to build alliance against #Islamic militants#Egypt
http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=9b876e15-50c9-4c8d-b88d-46338d1f23af

May 24 Rafah border will be open this week on Tuesday and Wednesdayhttp://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765594

May 23 #Minya police rescued 4 #Copts who were kidnapped. #Egypthttp://www.persecution.org/2015/05/22/egypt-police-rescue-kidnapped-copts-leaving-marian-pilgrimage-site/

May 23 Three bombs targeting electricity pylon went off in Nasr City early Saturday. No casualties.http://www.masrawy.com/news/news_cases/details/2015/5/23/585618/%D9%82%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D9%85%D9%86-%D8%AA%D9%85%D8%B4%D8%B7-%D8%B4%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%B9-%D9%85%D8%AF%D9%8A%D9%86%D8%A9-%D9%86%D8%B5%D8%B1-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%AA%D9%81%D8%AC%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%87%D8%AF%D9%81-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%AC-%D9%83%D9%87%D8%B1%D8%A8%D8%A7%D8%A1

May 23 Egypt and the US have disagreed at the nuclear NPT talks. Egypt strongly supports a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East, but the US will not address Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons. The US, UK and Canada blocked the final resolution. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=6c923ca8-fab1-4ace-a0b4-168ce9c50e01

May 22 Not “suspected” militants, actual militants kidnapped an #Egypt|ian soldier from an ambulance #Sinaihttp://www.egyptindependent.com//news/soldier-kidnapped-suspected-islamist-militants-egypt-s-sinai

May 22 Three bombs targeting electricity pylons went off in different parts of Nasr City – Three people injuredhttps://twitter.com/Cairotoday/status/601912544371056640

May 21 Abu Usama al-Masry, leader of Wilayat Sinai calls for attacks on judgeshttp://english.ahram.org.eg/News/130873.aspx

May 21 Two IEDs reportedly explode in Suez Canal city of Ismailia, in the 3rd District. 3 others diffused.

May 21 A police conscript killed & one injured in shooting in #Sharqiyya #Egypthttp://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=9a01c860-47cc-4cf9-a2a3-667d6b766938

May 20 Two IED att (via 3 IEDs – Behaira; Sharqiya); 12 IEDs def; 1 arm att (N. Sinai); ≈103 suspects arrested#Egypt

May 19 Security forces killed a suspect in the shooting of 2 police #Egypthttp://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=3a36b87a-42f7-4dca-a701-f2c2227c0477

May 18 The Tahrir Institute (a U.S. institute, not Egyptian) says Sinai residents are paying too high a price “for Egypt” in the current counterterrorism campaign: http://timep.org/commentary/north-sinai-population-continues-to-sacrifice-for-egypt/

May 18 Armed assailants carry out 2 attacks in #ShaykhZuwayd, killing 1, injuring 1 #Sinai #Egypthttp://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=95c44f0d-979b-4c5d-9395-0afa15f7d9d2

May 18 Three bombs exploded in #Tora area: 2 by the Nile Corniche and one in Tora car tunnel. No injuries.

May 18 Interim Min. of Justice accuses the Muslim Brotherhood of killing the three judges (who were assassinated on Sunday) http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/130509.aspx

May 18 Two men sentenced to death for forming a terrorist cell in Egypthttp://english.ahram.org.eg/News/130616.aspx

May 18 Armed men steal an ambulance in Shaykh Zuwaidhttp://bit.ly/1c0YaIT

May 18 Conscript injured in an attack on the checkpoint in Ismailiyyahttp://english.ahram.org.eg/News/130536.aspx

May 18 Two bombings in Damanhour and one in Abou Homs, Bahairahttp://english.ahram.org.eg/News/130531.aspx

May 18 Ansar al-Dawlah Islamiyya claim a rocket attack on #Egypt (on Friday) #Sinaihttp://jihadology.net/2015/05/17/new-statement-from-jamaat-an%E1%B9%A3ar-al-dawlah-al-islamiyyah-fi-bayt-al-maqdis-targeting-the-apostate-egyptian-military-in-the-bush-area-with-107-missiles/

May 18 Two suspects in attempted assassination of a judge (May 10th) were killed after firing on security #Egypthttp://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=33e67009-c293-47c2-ab5b-e5b41b757ee9

May 18 Wilayat Sinai pledge allegiance again to Bahdadi of ISIS in another video
https://archive.org/details/Bay3atOpah

May 18 Bombing of electricity pylon cuts power to 14 villages in Upper Egypt http://bit.ly/1FjOB2c

May 16 Judges shot dead in #Sinai #Egypt hours after #Morsi‘s sentence.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/three-egyptian-judges-shot-dead-in-sinai-hours-after-mohamed-morsi-sentenced-to-death-10255067.html

May 15 Eight women banned from traveling to Turkey as Egypt enacts a new policy to inhibit women from joining ISIS.http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=c6d68300-8fab-4a6b-b9bc-878c4895cc68

May 15 Egyptian authorities stopped 22 Egyptians from illegally crossing into Libya through Salloumhttp://english.ahram.org.eg/News/130345.aspx

May 15 9 mid-level MuslimBrotherhood leaders arrested for vandalism & inciting to #violence #Egypthttp://onaeg.com/?p=2276657

Terrorism & CT in the Sinai & Egypt: May 1 – May 16, 2015

16 May

Judges shot dead in hours after ‘s sentence.  

May 15 Eight women banned from traveling to Turkey as Egypt enacts a new policy to inhibit women from joining ISIS. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=c6d68300-8fab-4a6b-b9bc-878c4895cc68

May 15 Egyptian authorities stopped 22 Egyptians from illegally crossing into Libya through Salloum http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/130345.aspx

May 15 9 mid-level MuslimBrotherhood leaders arrested for vandalism & inciting to #violence #Egypt http://onaeg.com/?p=2276657 

May 14 Three people gunned down in the Sinai in two separate incidents. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=6c90ffac-f07c-4543-9c1f-ba4801e18416

May 14 Ninety-four middle-ranking #MuslimBrotherhood leaders arrested for planning attacks on police/mil. & being in a banned terrorist organization http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/05/14/94-middle-ranking-muslim-brotherhood-leaders-arrested-interior-ministry/

May 14 National Council of #Arab and Egyptian tribes to spend LE 1 bill. on tribal development in the Sinai

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/05/14/tribes-should-organise-behind-the-state-ncaet/

May 14 Eight suspected militants killed in al-Arish in north Sinai. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=e79cfd6c-08dc-4114-8ce0-d5dc5cfd0ab6

May 14 Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis and bedouin tribes – background. http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/egyptsource/a-new-sinai-battle-bedouin-tribes-and-egypt-s-isis-affiliate

May 13 Explosions kill 4 Egyptian soldiers (otherwise reported as two officers and two soliders) 4 civilians in #Sinai http://wpo.st/Nh0H0 http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/05/13/4-army-soldiers-killed-in-rafah/

and see http://www.timesofoman.com/News/51653/Article-Four-Egyptian-soldiers-three-civilians-killed-in-Egypts-Sinai-Peninsula-bomb-attacks

May 13 Reports that pro-MB terrorists downed transmission from Media Prod. City

May 13 Assessments of 6 months of Sinai operations by the Egyptian army https://www.facebook.com/Egy.Army.Spox/posts/654570224673963

May 13 Egypt’s Min. of Defense and Min. of the Interior visit military and police sites in the Sinai https://www.facebook.com/Egy.Army.Spox/posts/656550774475908

May 13 Egypt‘s security arrests Essam Derbala, head of #amaatIslamiyya (masterminds of Luxor attack & many others)  in Qena http://www.thecairopost.com/news/150399/news/breaking-gamaa-islamiyya-chairman-arrested

May 12  President Sisi gave his monthly address to Egyptians reporting on progress of many development programs, such as the new Suez Canal (which employs many Sinai residents) and also on the counterterrorism program in the Sinai.

May 12 “Sawlat al-Ansar 2” posted on Youtube by Islamic State in the Sinai http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e64_1431447984

May 12 ISIS affiliate ‘Supporters of the #IslamicState in Beit al-Maqdis’ claiming to raise black flags in #Rafah #Gaza

May 11 Shots fired by Egyptian border guards injured a Palestinian driver at Kerem Shalom crossing into Gaza http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=765346

May 11 Egypt and Djibouti discussed Red Sea security http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=a3ee8f06-a5a1-418c-a8d0-c368231357e6

May 10 Text of the tribal union statement from the Sinai http://www.albawabhnews.com/1283036

May 10 A woman shot by unknown assailants and hospitalized in central Sinai, three brothers kidnapped from their home in northern Sinai and three militants killed – also in northern Sinai. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=c24f42c3-57ec-4a58-bbf4-894412bd3ffd

May 10 NileSat and Min. of Electricity denied responsibility for the power failure at Maspero which caused State television to fail on Saturday http://www.thecairopost.com/news/149872/news/electricity-ministry-nilesat-deny-responsibility-for-masperos-power-failure

May 10 Failed assassination attempt on #judge in #MB case – 4 bystanders injured 3 bombs #Egypt http://www.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/728926

May 10 2 Brotherhood sympathizers killed en route to carry out bombing attack in Fayoum. Bomb exploded prematurely. #Egypt

May 10 Thirty tribes at the Sinai Tribal Federation pledged to confront militant groups on the Peninsula. http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/129898/Egypt/Politics-/UPDATED-Egyptian-tribes-pledge-to-battle-Islamist-.aspx

May 9 Two soldiers killed in N. Sinai as they picked up their daughters from school (see report below – doesn’t have the detail about “daughters”)

May 9 Major clashes between #Egypt security forces and MB in Al-Basarta, Damietta today: 6 killed according to #Ikhwan http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/726480

May 9 Many prisoners from Sinai to be released today from Azouli military prison at the second field army in Ismailia #Egypt

May 9   725 militants killed by Egyptian security forces between Oct14- April15; 1823 HQ’s & hideouts demolished;1873 suspects + 206 wanted arrested.

May 9 2 policemen killed – http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=b4ec9856-4a01-41ad-b8ac-173af4d73659

May 8 2 policemen killed, 1 wounded in #Arish drive-by shooting #Sinai #Egypt http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Drive-by-shooting-in-Sinai-kills-2-policemen-20150508

May 8 Sixteen members of Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis were killed in two operations in al-Arish http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=4b9b7ea0-ff94-4802-b47a-9b82f53d6918

May 7 A team of 8 observers from Europe arrived in Gaza to report in the Rafah crossing http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765283

May 7 Karm Alkawadis military point south of Shaykh Zuwaid has been targeted by #Sinai province militants mortar shells, one soldier has been injured.

May 7 Egypt’s president greets returned Ethiopian workers who arrived from Libya after negotiations with fighting groups there. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/129641.aspx

May 6 Report on human trafficking (including organ sales) in the Sinai (this has been ongoing for years)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqLOHgZU5iY&feature=youtu.be&a

 

May 6 Three Palestinians try to enter Gaza via smuggling tunnels and are killed in clashes with Egypt’s border guards http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/724383

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4654478,00.html

May 5 Egyptian authorities arrest 40 people in Sharqiyya on suspicion of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood. http://www.madamasr.com/news/40-arrested-sharqiya-charges-belonging-islamic-state

 

May 5 Who is bombing Egypt’s electricity towers – the al-Iqab al-Thawri or their backers, the Ikhwan? http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/05/egypt-power-plants-bombings-brotherhood-electricity-ministry.html#ixzz3ZJQZjwWF

May 5  Muslim Brotherhood elements kill conscript, injure investigations aide of Damietta police station

May 4 National Defense Council approves continuation of Egypt’s external military missions, including involvement in the coalition fighting in Yemen. http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=0dbf6b31-3c59-4ea1-bc1f-7bfcefe4b955

May 4 Clashes reported in Rafah as the Islamic State affiliate launches an attack on a local security camp. Different source claims there were two attacks Shaykh Zuwayd police station & central security camp – no casualties.

May 4 A bomb exploded at a Mobinil station in Shebin al-Koum in Menufiyya and another bomb was defused. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=887677597957321

May 4 Six people were injured as a bomb in a paper bag explodes in Manshiyat Nasser, a slum area in Cairo. http://www.thecairopost.com/news/148845/news/slum-family-injured-after-bomb-detonated-in-trash

May 4 Surveillance cameras will be installed nation wide in Egypt http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/05/04/surveillance-cameras-to-be-deployed-nationwide-in-egypt/

May 3 Four injured in al-Arish explosion http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/05/03/4-injured-in-al-arish-bomb-explosion/#st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/5oXdAD7O98

May 3 Forty were referred to criminal court for communication with ISIS http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=c1204ceb-0c3d-4114-9663-f9b122762502   Also see: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/05/03/Egypt-charges-40-over-allegedly-being-ISIS-members.html

May 3 “Peaceful” Ikhwan demonstrators fire on senior officer & policeman near October City #Egypt http://www.el-balad.com/1515642

May 3 An Egyptian teen is sentenced to 15 years for making bombs. http://www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-teen-sentenced-15-years-making-bombs-689716

May 2   State of Sinai claim they cut supply of Egypt’s military and release pictures to illustrate pic.twitter.com/rgAB7xcKUu

May 2 A tribal coalition in northern Sinai offered 1 million L.E. to whoever will kill Shadi al-Menei, a senior leader of the [Ansar al-Maqdis, but ID’d here as WS) Wilayat Sina’ group. http://news.videonews.us/egypts-sinai-tribes-put-bounty-daesh-militant-028704.html

May 2 Members of a tribe abduct Haytham al-Menei – the brother of an Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis leader http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=765185&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

May 2 IED explodes near resort hotels at the Fayoum Oasis, south of #Cairo. Fayoum area hard hit by ongoing attack wave.

May 1 Gunmen attacked an al-Ahram Foundation staff bus in 6th of October city injuring 6 people, 3 of them critically. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/129095.aspx

 

Terrorism in the Sinai and Egypt 22 Apr – 04 May ’15

4 May

On a widely subscribed academic list, the Sociology of Islam, one may read frequent posts by Dr. Alain Gabon reviling President Sisi. Colleagues unfamiliar with Egypt who read Western language media have a very flawed picture of the most pressing issues in the country as a result of editorial bias. In attempting to rebut Gabon, and in visiting different university campuses in the U.S. I realized that many – and not only Americans — are unaware of the very real acts of terrorism now perpetrated on a daily basis in Egypt by supporters of ex-President Morsi.  Many are militants to whom the political process is irrelevant; their aim is destabilization.  Hardly any western media cover the issue; if they do, the only analysis offered is that the Sinai campaign is “too harsh,” or they insist that the Muslim Brotherhood “must be re-included” as per the position of the New York Times and Washington Post’s editorial board. Only Egyptians and those who have followed the terrorist/militant groups in the Sinai since their emergence c. 2004, realize that the militants in the Sinai proliferated during President Morsi’s term, have multiplied due to external factors, and that connections to Gaza, Libya, Sudan and elsewhere render the Sinai terrorism a regional issue, and not only a local one. I am waiting to read a serious article about the funding of these groups (or I will attempt to write one).  Then, there is the violence on the mainland, and so many incidents of IEDs or defused bombs that it is impossible to log them on a casual basis – but this will give you a snippet of these events.

 

May 4 Clashes reported in Rafah as the “Islamic State affiliate” launches an attack on a local security camp. Different source claims there were two attacks on Shaykh Zuwayd police station & central security camp and no casualties.

 

May 4 A bomb exploded at a Mobinil station in Shebin al-Koum in Menufiyya and another bomb was defused. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=887677597957321

 

May 4 Six people were injured as a bomb in a paper bag explodes in Manshiyat Nasser, a slum area.   http://www.thecairopost.com/news/148845/news/slum-family-injured-after-bomb-detonated-in-trash

 

May 4 Surveillance cameras are to be installed to improve security in Egypt http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/05/04/surveillance-cameras-to-be-deployed-nationwide-in-egypt/

 

May 3 Four injured in al-Arish explosion http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/05/03/4-injured-in-al-arish-bomb-explosion/#st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/5oXdAD7O98

 

May 3 Forty persons were referred to criminal court for communication with ISIS http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=c1204ceb-0c3d-4114-9663-f9b122762502

Also see: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/05/03/Egypt-charges-40-over-allegedly-being-ISIS-members.html

May 3 Muslim Brotherhood demonstrators fire on senior officer & policeman near October City http://www.el-balad.com/1515642

May 3 An Egyptian teen was sentenced to 15 years for making bombs. http://www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-teen-sentenced-15-years-making-bombs-689716

May 2 The State of Sinai claim they cut supply of Egypt’s military and release pictures to illustrate pic.twitter.com/rgAB7xcKUu

May 2 A tribal coalition in northern Sinai offered 1 million L.E. to whoever will kill Shadi al-Menei, a senior leader of the [Ansar al-Maqdis, but identified here as Wilayat Sinai) Wilayat Sina’ group. http://news.videonews.us/egypts-sinai-tribes-put-bounty-daesh-militant-028704.html

May 2 Members of a tribe abduct Haytham al-Menei – the brother of an Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis leaderhttp://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?ID=765185&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

May 2 IED explodes near resort hotels at the Fayoum Oasis, south of #Cairo. Fayoum area hard hit by ongoing attack wave.

May 1 Gunmen attacked an al-Ahram Foundation staff bus in 6th of October city injuring 6 people, 3 of them critically. http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/129095.aspx

Apr. 29 State of Sinai post images showing bombing home of Ibrahim Al-Argani, a prominent leader of the Tarabin tribe. #Egypt #Sinai #StateofSinai‘s photos of bombed home of #Tarabin leader #Sinai – who they call “apostate”#Egypt https://justpaste.it/s3rj

Apr 29 Claims that 23 tribes aiding #Egypt‘s army against #StateofSinai militants #Sinaihttp://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/04/28/1975299

Apr. 28 Clashes erupt between the Tarabin tribe and Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in the northern Sinaihttp://english.ahram.org.eg/News/128837.aspx

Apr 28 From 17/04-23/04 alone, there 99 attacks in N. #Sinai#Cairo, elsewhere in  http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/719219

Apr. 28 Egypt begins a new effort against tunnels connecting Gaza and Sinai after discovering many more of them.http://www.maannews.net/Content.aspx?id=774484

Apr 27 Man threw a bag with a suspected bomb at school where the Min. of Interior’s children are enrolled   http://www.masrawy.com/News/News_Cases/details/2015/4/27/539168/%D8%B4%D8%A7%D8%A8-%D9%8A%D9%84%D9%82%D9%8A-%D8%AC%D8%B3%D9%85-%D8%BA%D8%B1%D9%8A%D8%A8-%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%85%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%B3%D8%A9-%D8%A8%D9%87%D8%A7-3-%D8%A3%D8%A8%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A1-%D9%84%D9%88%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%AE%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9

Apr 27 New areas of Rafah to be evacuated as part of the buffer zone.http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/128818.aspx

Apr 27 – Overnight blasts brought down power lines in Nile Delta http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/128754.aspx

Apr. 26 Stolen vehicles mean that Wilayat Sinai may be preparing a car bomb campaign in the Sinai.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/wilayat-sinai-likely-preparing-car-bomb-campaign?utm_source=Reviewing+the+Week%3A+ISW+Intelligence+Summary%2C+April+18-24%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Reviewing+the+Week%3A+ISW+Intelligence+Summary%2C+April+18-24%2C+2015&utm_medium=email

Apr. 26 Two electric pylons on Cairo-Alexandria highway were bombed, 6 injured.http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/04/27/1973056 …
3 cell towers torched in Oct6. http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/04/26/1972877 #Egypt

Apr 26 Gunmen shot & killed one man in village of #Berth & abducted another. #Sinaihttp://www.thecairopost.com/news/147783/news/rafah-bedouin-killed-another-abducted-after-ansar-bayt-al-maqdis-warns-tribe

Apr. 25 IED explosion knocked over transmission tower in Fayoum

Apr. 25 Four people were killed and one injured while making bombs in the Beni Soueif governoratehttp://english.ahram.org.eg/News/128622.aspx

Apr. 24 Three bombs explode in #Matariya; a 4th bomb was disabled. People in the area chant “Death to the Muslim Brotherhood” in response http://m.almasryalyoum.com/news/details/715713

Apr. 24 Police disperse #Islamist protests in #Haram#Badrashein and #Faysal – it’s Friday. #Egypthttp://english.ahram.org.eg/News/128540.aspx

Apr. 24 Ten Ansar Bayt Maqdis members killed in a night raid in the Sinai http://www.elwatannews.com/news/details/716430

Apr 23 Gas lines to the factory in ‪Kafr al-Dawwar were blown up. https://t.co/OecgnXcS0O

Apr. 23 One killed, 4 injured as a house was hit by a shell (presumably military) in Shaykh Zuwayd http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=a2b12d82-9aa3-4d0d-8919-e88a89cbdf46

Apr. 23 Explosion reported near police checkpoint on Alexandria-Behaira road.http://almogaz.com/news/politics/2015/04/24/1969855

Apr. 22 Raed Al-Saheli, head of detectives died Monday morning in al-Arish of his wounds following a car bomb attack on a building section on 11 April

 

 

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

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/127249.aspx

 

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

http://jihadology.net/2015/04/03/new-statement-from-the-islamic-state-worsening-morning-of-the-omniscient-wilayat-sina-sinai/

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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/24/us-egypt-violence-idUSKBN0MK0VN20150324

 

 

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.

http://t.co/uqDwDTztqU

 

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

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/10/us-egypt-violence-idUSKBN0M60DK20150310?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

 

http://linkis.com/www.reuters.com/arti/0wsQC

 

 

 

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.

 

‪#Egypt_Speaks

. ‪pic.twitter.com/lmzCfSRmjJ

 

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)

http://cnn.it/1FnuMFL 

 

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.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/123516.aspx

 

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)

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2015/02/14/libyan-parliament-confirms-death-21-kidnapped-coptic-egyptians/

 

 

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

http://www.albawabhnews.com/1109131

 

 

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

http://http://ow.ly/IJbWo

 

http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/02/08/fans-die-at-football-game-in-egypt/

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

Sinai buffer zone continues into phase 2.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Jan 12

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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