In a recent conversation, a senior Egyptian security official stated that Egypt needs the technological tools to monitor the borders, especially the western borders, “that is where large numbers of recruits and terrorists come. We have to monitor people and arms smuggling. Tunisia is the largest recruiter of the Mujahedeen,” he said. Tunisians make up the largest group of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria, estimated at about 3,000.
A car bomb exploded outside the Italian Consulate in downtown Cairo early Saturday morning, killing one and wounding 9 people. The explosion occurred at 6:20AM and was heard throughout Cairo.
The July 1st attack in Egypt’s north Sinai has signaled a change in strategy from the previous attacks launched in the region, adopting a strategy used by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria forcused on taking and holding territory. Ansar Bait al-Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group in the Sinai, swore allegiance to ISIS in November 2014 becoming Sinai Province. The attempt to fly the ISIS flag in Sheikh Zuweid failed due to the Egyptian Armed Forces repelling the attack, killing over 250 terrorists with operations still continuing.
Egypt, on the forefront in fighting terrorism, remains committed to eradicating Islamist extremism. “There is a global campaign of terrorism, and the only way to confront it is through a comprehensive global response that deals with the entirety of the threat,” the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement this week following a wave of attacks on government targets.
CAIRO, Egypt– Egypt experienced a wave of terrorist attacks last week with the assassination of prosecutor general Hisham Barakat in Cairo and the simultaneous attacks that killed 17 Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai. Egypt is on the forefront fighting the war against terrorism and the underlining message from the people here is that they are determined to defeat those who take innocent life and want to see justice done against the perpetrators of violence.
CAIRO, Egypt– The Egyptian military has killed over 241 militants since July, said Egyptian military spokesman Mohamed Samir in an official statement on Monday. The Egyptian military continued pounding terrorists in North Sinai, killing 29 on Sunday.
CAIRO, Egypt– Egyptian authorities have arrested 13 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on suspicion of planting bombs around the Suez Canal to disrupt shipping, security sources said on Monday. The security sources said the men formed a 13- member cell that included an employee of the Suez Canal Authority, according to the Jerusalem Post.
CAIRO, Egypt– Dressed in army fatigues with a tag name “President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi,” the Egyptian President visited North Sinai on Saturday, boosting Egyptian troops morale. It was a surprise and discreet visit by President Sisi, two days after Islamic State affiliate Sinai Province killed 17 Egyptian military members in simultaneous attacks at 5 military checkpoints in Northern Sinai.
PARIS, France– Over 100,000 people attended the “Iran Freedom” rally in Villepinte, Paris on Saturday showing a strong opposition standing to the Islamic fundamentalist Iranian Regime. The event was sponsored by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
SINJAR, Iraq– Yazidi men and women are taking up arms and joining the Peshmerga to help in defeating Islamic State, as thousands of refugees continue to take shelter on Sinjar Mountain, ten months after President Obama declared the mountain had evaded humanitarian disaster.
NORTHERN IRAQ– The battle against ISIS in Iraq has come to a “standstill” as the United States and other Western nations provide insufficient weapons support for Kurdistan, while providing the Iraqi army with advanced weaponry that has fallen into the hands of ISIS.
During a recent visit to Washington, D.C. and New York, members of the House of Representatives (HoR) located in Tobruk– the democratically elected government in Libya and one of two competing to run the nation– met with U.S. policy makers.
A suicide car bomb struck near the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, northern Iraq on Friday afternoon killing three people and wounding eight others. One of the wounded included an American woman, reported Rudaw News. The incident occurred at 5:40pm in the district of Ankawa, which is a predominately Christian area and a popular place for Westerners.
As the debate heats up between Congress and the Administration over new Iran sanctions and Houthi rebels take over Yemen’s government while the U.S. continues to battle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – there needs to be a different focus for a solution in the war against terrorism; and that could be a “Persian Spring.”
A suicide bomber killed 26 Egyptian soldiers on Friday, wounding 25 in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. The suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into an army checkpoint near El-Arish. Egypt has seen an increase of terrorist attacks in the last couple
On Sunday, seven Egyptian soldiers were killed and four wounded by a roadside bomb in the restive Sinai Peninsula. The Egyptian military has been battling a jihadist insurgency since the removal of former Islamist President Morsi, killing hundreds of police
The Egyptian Army arrested the leader of the U.S. designated terrorist organization Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis on Friday in North Sinai, reported Ahram Arabic news. Walid Attalah is suspected of orchestrating the RPG attack in North Sinai last Thursday that killed three Egyptian policemen
Heavy fighting between Islamists and opponents led by renegade Libyan General Khalifa Haftar erupted in Benghazi, Libya on Wednesday after the general and his forces went on the offensive against Islamist militias to recapture the city. Tuesday night, during a pre-recorded televised
During a recent interview with the Russian news organization Rossiya Segodnya, Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab stated that Egypt could take the lead in the fight against terrorism. “Today’s terrorism is an artificially created product which has no borders and
Six Egyptian police officers were killed by a roadside bomb near the border town of Rafah in the Sinai Peninsula Tuesday morning. According to ABC News, the Egyptian Interior Ministry and a security official said the attackers hid the bomb
ERBIL, Iraq– During a visit to the front lines with the Kurdish military forces, Breitbart News witnessed firsthand the lack of modern weapons and equipment the Kurdish forces are using to defeat the Islamic State. For example, at a furthest
DOHUK, Iraq– Reports from eyewitnesses here in Northern Iraq spoke to Breitbart News about how the terrorist group the Islamic State is using Yazidi hostages as human shields to protect themselves against U.S. airstrikes – using the same strategy as Hamas
CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian court on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood, preventing its participation in the parliamentary elections. The Muslim Brotherhood itself was banned in Egypt after the organization unleashed
President Obama authorized limited airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq after months of Christians and other minorities crying out for help from the International community. The threat of ISIS is not only a threat in Iraq– it is a direct threat
CAIRO, Egypt– Last Thursday, during a press briefing in Washington, DC, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf accused Egypt of using military weapons “against their own people.” Badr Abdel-Atti, spokesman for Egypt’s Foreign Ministry, fired back, describing the comments as “sheer