Egypt

Ansar Beit al-Maqdis announces its allegience to ISIS, Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt), 3 November 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
In a statement Monday evening, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis (Partisans of Jerusalem) announced its allegiance to ISIS. In its statement, the group said: “Today, placing our trust in God Almighty and asking Him for proper guidance, we decided to pledge allegiance to Amir al-Mu’minin, Abu Bakr al-Qurashi al-Husseini al-Baghdadi,…

Egypt

Nabil Naim: Perpetrators of Sinai incident came from Syria and Iraq, Tahrir News (Egypt), 24 October 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Nabil Naim, founder of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, confirmed that the terrorist attack in Sinai today reflects a high-level of training and could only be carried out by elements that have previously participated in wars. During a telephone interview with journalist Eman Hirsi for the “90 Minutes” programme, Naim…

Egypt

‘Video: Ansar Beit al-Maqdis targets Israel with 5 rockets,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 12 July 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
Egyptian terrorist organisation Ansar Beit al-Maqdis posted a video to YouTube in which it appears the group fires five rockets into Israeli territory from their border position in the Sinai peninsula. While the video cannot be independently verified, the group has claimed previous attacks in the past, and…

Egypt

‘The effects of the Egyptian army’s operations in Sinai,’ Al-Jazeera (Qatar), 30 March 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
See video transcription and translation below. ___________________________________ Transcription تعاني شبه جزيرة سيناء منذ عقود من تهميش الدولة المصرية وضمور واضح في عملية التنمية المجتمعية وبعد انقلاب الثالث من يوليو أصبحت سيناء مسرح لحملات الجيش المصري تحت المسمّی “محاربة الإرهاب” وتمثل بذلك حملة واسعة من الاعتقالات القصف في المناطق…

Egypt

‘Three soldiers injured as army vehicle overturns in central Sinai,’ al-Masry al-Youm (Egypt), 6 February 2014

Originally posted on The Edinburgh Arabic Initiative:
An Egyptian military vehicle overturned in central Sinai this afternoon, injuring three soldiers. – – – إصابة ثلاثة جنود في انقلاب مدرعة جيش وسط سيناء ٦ فبراير ٢٠١٤ قالت مصادر طبية وأمنية، في محافظة شمال سيناء، إن 3 جنود بالقوات المسلحة، أصيبوا، بعد عصر الخميس، إثر انقلاب مدرعة…