Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

State Security Prosecution has renewed the detention of officer Sameh al-Azizi on Tuesday, accused of collaborating with Ansar Beit al-Maqdes, a militant organization that has taken responsibility for major terrorist attacks that took place in Egypt throughout the last year, Al-Shorouk reports.

The investigations have revealed that the accused, an officer in the Qalyubiya Security Directorate, had informed Beit al-Maqdes of locations of security checkpoints and timings of shifts...

Bedouins in Sinai

Two citizens were killed in Rafah by unidentified gunmen on Monday evening, independently owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported.

They were later transported to Rafah General Hospital.

Security sources in Rafah said the incident is part of several planned assassinations of key tribal leaders in the area. 

In May, Shady al-Menaei, head of the militant Islamist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdes (Jerusalem Brigades), was...

North Sinai police station

The Egyptian military has killed seven “takfiri terrorists” in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwayed, it announced via its Facebook page today.

According to the statement, the military did this “in continuation with the Armed Forces’ efforts to eliminate the roots of terrorists. The Armed Forces confirms its continued joint security operations to eliminate...

Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

Ansar Beit al-Maqdes released a statement Sunday denying that the group’s leader was killed as reported by state media on Friday.

In their statement, the Sinai-based group said that the Armed Forces are boasting about “imaginary victories” and claiming that they killed the leader of the group, “when they don’t even know who the leader of the group is.”

On Friday, state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported that Shady al-Menaei, head of Ansar Beit al-Maqdes,...

Ansar Beit al-Maqdes

Shady al-Menaei, head of the militant Islamist group Ansar Beit al-Maqdes (Jerusalem Brigades), was killed in a drive-by shooting in Sinai along with three other leading members of his group, reported the state-owned Middle East News Agency (MENA) on Friday.

The circumstances surrounding Menaei’s death are unclear. Some security sources said police forces set up an ambush for the militants as they attempted to carry out an attack on a gas pipeline, reported Agence France-Presse....