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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

1st July 2015 – FDD Policy Brief

Egypt’s Bloody Wednesday

Oren Kessler

The Sinai Peninsula experienced its bloodiest attack in a decade on Wednesday, as the Islamic State affiliate Sinai Province launched a massive assault on some 15 police and military targets. The latest attack is unprecedented not just in its death toll – as many as 70 servicemen, police, and civilians – but in that it marks the first time the group appears to have seized territory, albeit briefly, in the restive peninsula. more...

1st July 2015 – The Long War Journal

Islamic State’s Sinai ‘Province’ Kills Dozens in Coordinated Attacks

Thomas Joscelyn

The Islamic State’s “province” in the Sinai has launched a series of coordinated attacks on Egyptian security forces. The massive assault involved three suicide bombers and dozens of fighters. The jihadists targeted military personnel and police stations in El Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, both of which are located in the northern Sinai near the border with the Gaza strip and Israel. more...

29th June 2015 – The Times of Israel

New TV Show Highlights Egypt’s Jewish Problem

Oren Kessler

A new television series is shaking up the lucrative Ramadan viewing season in Egypt. more...

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...

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