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Top Prosecutor’s Death Presages Long, Hot Summer in Egypt

29th June 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Top Prosecutor’s Death Presages Long, Hot Summer in Egypt

Oren Kessler

Egypt’s top public prosecutor was killed Monday in a car bombing in Cairo – the country’s highest-profile assassination since the July 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. more...

Analysis & Commentary

23rd July 2015 – The Long War Journal - Co-written by Caleb Weiss

Former Egyptian Special Forces Officer Leads Al Murabitoon

Thomas Joscelyn

A jihadist group calling itself Al Murabitoon has released a video featuring a former Egyptian special forces officer named Hisham Ali Ashmawi (also known as Abu Omar al Muhajir al Masri) as its emir. more...

16th July 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State Strikes Egyptian Naval Vessel Off Sinai Coast

Bill Roggio

The Islamic State claimed credit for a rocket attack off the coast of the Sinai that set an Egyptian ship ablaze earlier today. The attack was confirmed by the Egyptian military, which disputed the jihadist group’s claim that the ship was destroyed and all crew members were killed. more...

7th July 2015 – Quoted by Nancy A. Youssef - The Daily Beast

Oh, Great. Now ISIS Says It Can Shoot Down Aircraft

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

The self-proclaimed Islamic State released photos showing its fighters using surface to air missiles in Egypt’s restive Sinai, the terror group’s latest effort to strike at the biggest advantage its enemies hold: air power. more...

6th July 2015 – Center for Security Policy

Secure Freedom Radio

Oren Kessler

FDD Deputy Director for Research Oren Kessler discusses Egypt and militants in the Sinai. more...

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