Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

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...

Mon, 2014-11-10 11:20

The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Beit al-Maqdes announced it is joining the Islamic State and pledged its allegiance to its caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an audio statement Monday. In accordance with Allah’s and the Prophet’s orders to unite,...

Tue, 2014-10-21 15:26

A military court sentenced seven people to death on Tuesday, in the case known as the Arab Sharkas Cell , according to the No to Military Trials campaign. The court also sentenced two to life in prison, the campaign said . The nine defendants were...

Tue, 2014-09-16 14:57

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...