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Terror at sea: Doomyat

By Amr Khalifa The Mediterranean turned red last Wednesday. What we know is far less than we should: eight Egyptian sailors are missing, five are injured, reported the Egyptian army, in a battle with ‘terrorists’ off the coast of Mediterranean city Domyat [Damietta], best known for its furniture. With each passing day, professional analysts and …

Daily News Egypt

Has ISIS reached Sinai?

By Khaled Okasha Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (ABM) officially announced their allegiance to ISIS and their recognition of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as the Amir of all Muslims this week, with both groups exchanging support via web pages affiliated with jihadist organisations. Forming an even more serious a concern, ISIS sent ABM a new target map to implement …

Shaimaa Raafat

ABM, IS, and Egypt: Deadly game on

By Amr Khalifa Hours ago the security puzzle in Egypt became, potentially, more deadly and highly complex: Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (ABM) pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS). Intelligence agencies, analysts, and security experts with an unwavering focus on the Egyptian milieu have wondered if this move would unfold. Today that turning point occurred and it …

Daily News Egypt

Sinai: Buffer zone of mistrust

By Amr Khalifa When your skin is submersed in the azure blue of Sinai’s waters, you would never imagine that trouble in the Sinai governorate lurks beyond the beach. Sinai, a piece of heaven on earth, known internationally for its superior diving and snorkelling, has become a hotbed of insurgency that has put the Cairo …

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