Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

Army near Tahrir

A military tribunal has sentenced seven people to death on terrorism-related charges, the state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Tuesday.

The sentences were referred to Egypt’s Grand Mutfi, and the final ruling in the case was scheduled for September 23.

The defendants were arrested when police raided what they called a “terrorist cell” in Qalyubiya's Arab Sharkas village in May. Eight people were killed in the raid, including two high-ranking military officers and...

Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

In a video uploaded on Monday night, the militant Ansar Beit al-Maqdes group shows footage of four soldiers killed at a checkpoint as well as the bombing of the military checkpoint in Farafra in the Western desert.

In the nine-and-half minute video, titled, “Oh, Soldier”, the voice of Sheikh Ibrahim al-Rabish is featured as he warns the Egyptian Armed Forces of militants’ attacks against them.

The video was...

Oil drilling truck in Sinai peninsula

Unknown assailants bombed a natural gas pipeline in 10th of Ramadan City early Monday morning, reported the state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA).

No casualties were reported in the incident.

Resounding throughout the city, the explosion targeted the main natural gas station’s spare pipeline. The attackers reportedly planted two time bombs beneath the valve room supporting the pipeline, according to security sources. No suspects had been identified by Monday...

Pipeline attack, Sinai

A natural gas pipeline has been blown up again in south-eastern Arish, north Sinai, by unknown assailants, the official Middle East News Agency reported on Thursday, quoting security sources.

The explosion was on the main gas pipeline leading to Taba, which is used to export gas to Jordan.

Security forces added that there were no human casualties.

This is the twenty-fourth attack on the same pipeline since the January 25, 2011 revolution. The last incident...

North Sinai

The head of the Menaei tribe, Sheikh Abdel Meguid al-Menaei, killed four Al-Qaeda-inspired militants as they tried to assassinate him at his home on suspicion that he was cooperating with the military, a close relative told Mada Masr.

Seventeen militants went to Abdel Meguid’s house at 1:30 am on the first day of Eid, July 28, and opened fire, so he retaliated.

One of the militants was Shady al-Menaei, wanted by the military as a leader of the Ansar Beit al-Maqdes...