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Egypt general, colonel killed in militant shootout

AFP – An Egyptian army brigadier general and a colonel were killed in a raid Wednesday on the hideout of jihadists suspected of involvement in a series of deadly attacks, the military and police said. Five jihadists with the Al-Qaeda-inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis group also died in what was an hours-long shootout north of Cairo, the interior …

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Dr. H.A. Hellyer

Preventing terror is a job for all

Earlier this week, a bomb attack on an Egyptian tourist bus took place in Sinai, taking the lives of three South Korean tourists, and one Egyptian driver. More were wounded in the attack, which was claimed the following day by the Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (ABM) group as part of an “economic war” against Egypt’s military-backed …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Egypt jihadists claim rocket fire on Israel’s Eilat

AFP – An Egyptian jihadist group said Saturday that it fired a rocket at the Red Sea resort of Eilat which was intercepted by Israeli air defences, its second in a fortnight. Al-Qaeda inspired Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem), which is based just across the border from Israel in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, threatened …

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Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims responsibility for helicopter shooting

By Aya Nader Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (Supporter of Jerusalem) released a statement Sunday morning claiming responsibility for shooting down a military helicopter in North Sinai on Saturday, among other attacks. The Al-Qaeda inspired group also said it was behind attacks on military support forces in the area surrounding Jura International Airport using heavy weapons, a …

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