After Joining IS, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis Expands Operations in Egypt

(Al-Monitor) In recent weeks, the terrorist group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which has joined the Islamic State, has planted 21 bombs almost daily along several routes taken by the Egyptian army and security officials in northern Sinai. The security services discovered and dismantled seven bombs, while 14 exploded. Six of the bombs killed four security men and wounded 24. A researcher specializing in jihadist groups in Sinai explained: "Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis is increasingly using bombs because they are unable to face the Egyptian army, which is better equipped and larger."

2014-12-03 00:00:00

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