8 articles tagged "Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis"
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Operating in 11 Countries, ISIS Holds Enough Territory to Keep Foes at Bay
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015

The Sinai branch of ISIS could not have performed alone for blowing up the Russian airliner. It was backed by the spreading, multinational Islamic State organization, like the Tunisian attack five months earlier.

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Egyptian President Shaken up by Russian Airliner Crash and Diplomatic Setbacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015

After deposing two president, Egypt’s military junta has no problem in ousting a third. The generals are watching El-Sisi closely since terrorists were able to down the Russian airliner over Sinai and his failure to drum up international support for his campaign against ISIS.

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ISIS claims downing Russian airliner in Sinai in reprisal for Moscow’s Syria air strikes
DEBKAfile Special Report October 31, 2015

"The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God. The daily murder of scores of innocents in Syria by your air bombardments will bring upon you disasters…" said a statement from the Sinai affiliate of ISIS after a Metrojet Airbus 321, carrying 217 Russian tourists and 7 crew from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in central Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31. There were no survivors. 

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Devastated Egyptian police station in El Arish
After terrorists claim 13 lives in Sinai, El-Sisi reshuffles top army, navy, intelligence and Suez Canal chiefs
DEBKAfile Special Report April 13, 2015

President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi was spurred Sunday, April 12, to make a clean sweep of his top counter-terror commanders by two more deadly attacks in northern Sinai by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the lslamic State’s local branch. They claimed 13 deaths, seven of them Egyptian troops, including two officers, and injured more than 50. To stem the attacks and smuggling of arms and fighters, the military intelligence chief was sacked, the Navy commander replaced, the Sinai force given a new top officer and the Suez Canal Administration strengthened.

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Egyptian forces build up in Sinai to battle Islamists
Israel and Egypt forewarned of synchronized ISIS-Sinai assaults in both countries
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2015

Egyptian and Israeli intelligence have discovered the former Ansar Bait al-Maqdis - reborn as the Islamic State’s operational arm in Sinai – well into advanced preparations for a large-scale terrorist offensive targeting Israel forces manning the Egyptian frontier, along with another multiple assault on Egyptian targets in Sinai, the Suez and Cairo. debkafile: Elated by the success of their Jan. 29 multiple attacks, which left at least 40 Egyptians dead and more than 100 injured, the Islamist group is determined to keep going.  Israeli forces are well prepared. 

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Egyptian troops battling terrorists in Sinai
IDF pulls units from locations bordering Gaza, ignoring rising Egyptian military and al Qaeda activity
DEBKAfile Special Report January 4, 2015

Israel’s military refers to Hamas in terms of an independent entity confined to the Gaza Strip, when as recently as December, Hamas’ jumped aboard the Iran-led Iraqi-Syrian-Hizballah alliance. It is now subject to Tehran’s decisions, which may also touch on the moves dictated by President Obama. Israel’s policy, furthermore, of relying on the Egyptian army to grapple with Al Qaeda’s Sinai network also comes at a price. For Egypt has moved into Sinai with Israel’s quiet consent one and a half divisions, fighter squadrons and tank battalions. That’s just for starters.

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A Hamas missile squad in Sinai
Egyptian troops hunt Hamas, Islamic Jihad rocket gangs loose in Sinai. Palestinians stall on truce talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2014

The Egyptian military are scouring northern and central Sinai for Hamas and Islamic Jihad rocket squads and the launching sites they have buried beneath the desert surface, according to debkafile’s exclusive sources. They turn out to have established an elaborate rocket-launching network in Sinai in the week before the Aug. 26 ceasefire in Gaza - both as a second front against Israel, and as a lever, in case the Cairo negotiations later this month failed to meet their terms for a deal. But those talks are stalled anyway by furious Palestinian inter-faction feuding.

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A Grad missile which exploded in Eilat
Eilat pays for Israel’s patchy security policy in Gaza and IDF’s quiet cooperation with Egypt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 1, 2014

Eilat come under missile attack from Sinai every few days, like Gaza’s Israeli neighbors - harmlessly thus far. But the Red Sea tourist resort is paying for Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yaalon’s short-sighted policy of security and intelligence cooperation with Egypt’s Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Direct action against Gaza and Sinai terror has passed into Egyptian hands. This gap in Israel’s security has been seized on by the Islamist Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terrorists to take the country hostage against El-Sisi’s counter-terror offensive.

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