Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

North Sinai

The Armed Forces killed 16 North Sinai militants in overnight operations near Sheikh Zuwayed, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Another six militants were injured and four were arrested in the incident. The clashes purportedly broke out when militant forces fired at military personnel from four-wheel-drive vehicles adorned with black flags, according to Reuters.

The violence around Sheikh Zuwayed also killed a 12-year-old child, the privately owned newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm...

North Sinai police station

Six policemen were killed and another two were wounded on Tuesday morning when a roadside bomb targeting their vehicle was detonated near the town of Rafah, in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Interior, as reported by Reuters, five police conscripts and one officer were killed when an explosive device planted along the Arish-Rafah highway was detonated. 

The statement added that these police forces were targeted in their...

North Sinai

The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdes recently set up improvised checkpoints in the North Sinai cities of Rafah and Sheikh Zuwayed to distribute flyers explaining the group’s mission to area residents, and to take photographs with them “to publicize people’s happiness with their actions,” the privately owned newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm (AMAY) reported.  

Designated a terrorist organization by Egypt and several other nations in April, Ansar Beit al-Maqdes has claimed...

Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

In a video released Wednesday on YouTube, the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdes claimed responsibility for a North Sinai bombing that killed 11 policemen and injured four others on Tuesday.

Mada Masr could not confirm the video’s authenticity.

The video showed footage of the explosion as a purported group member screams off-camera, “God is the greatest,”...

عملية تصفية خلية عرب شركس

This is part one of an investigation about Egypt’s new 'terrorists.'

Until mid-2013, Nader,* a 25-year-old graduate of the Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, worked as a salesman in a Tommy Hilfiger store in 6th of October City’s Mall of Arabia on the outskirts of Cairo. He got the job after working as a shift supervisor at Kentucky Fried Chicken in the same mall.

In the first round of investigations after Nader was arrested last March, the military...