Jihadi War in Sinai

(Institute for National Security Studies-Tel Aviv University) Yoram Schweitzer and Shani Avita - Growing terrorist activity by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis in Sinai, and the tightening of its relations with non-Egyptian terrorist organizations headed by ISIS and Salafi jihadi affiliates from Gaza, constitute a strong challenge to the stability of the el-Sisi regime in Egypt. The group, whose founding declaration in 2011 expressed public loyalty to al-Qaeda, apparently recently transferred its loyalty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

2014-09-30 00:00:00

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