Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

Terrorism and the city

A North Sinai resident
Death has become the cheap currency of the city. Citizens are killed by both sides everyday. If they are killed by the militants, then they are victims of terrorism, and if they are killed by the military, they become terrorists.

2015-07-01 20:17

News of a series of coordinated attacks on some of the most important security checkpoints in North Sinai could be perceived as a heavy defeat. The attacks followed a particularly intensified security presence in the region over the past few months...

2015-06-10 19:49

On April 14, most of Egypt’s satellite channels went down after two electricity grids feeding Cairo's Media Production City were bombed . Hours later, a group calling itself Revolutionary Punishment claimed responsibility for the attack in a...

Tue, 2015-04-28 16:12

Contrary to local newspaper reports claiming Sinai’s Tarabin tribe declared “war” on the Islamist militant group, “Province of Sinai,” some local sources say recent attacks were not sanctioned by tribal leaders. Others suggest they were. Late Monday...

Thu, 2015-04-09 13:41

Two police officers died and three conscripts were injured when a bomb hit a security patrol in the North Sinai city of Arish. The bomb was planted near an armored vehicle passing through Arish’s Masaeed district. Security officials in the city...

Sat, 2015-01-31 17:16

A Cairo court declared the Qassam Brigades — the military wing of Palestinian Hamas — a terrorist organization on Saturday, the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper reported. The decision also stated that all members of the group found in Egypt would be...

2014-12-22 12:46

The Egyptian state’s online posturing regarding Sinai shows a failure to understand the mood of the public. Jihadi groups in the peninsula have propagated a spectacle of exorbitant violence; the nation state has attempted to use this theater of...

Mon, 2014-12-15 20:46

The Jihadi Ribat, a group purporting to be an offshoot of the Sinai-based militants Ansar Beit al-Maqdes, announced on Monday its break with the latter organization due to its allegiance with the Islamic State. Last month, Ansar Beit al-Maqdes...