Development of the military situation in Sinai – Dec.

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-dec/ In December 2019, there was a varied activity by the Islamic State’s local organization, known as Sinai Province, in the evicted areas of Rafah, where the militant organization managed to diversify its attacks during December while...

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World Report 2020 | Events of 2019

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link:  https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2020/country-chapters/egypt The Egyptian government in 2019 passed constitutional amendments that were approved in an unfair referendum in April. The amendments consolidate authoritarian rule, undermine the judiciary’s dwindling independence, and expand the military’s power to intervene...

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Al-Qaeda’s Long Game in the Sinai

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Michael W. S. Ryan Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/hot-issue-al-qaedas-long-game-in-the-sinai/ Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s long-game strategy has created international networks with the ultimate intention of creating a united Islamic Emirate to take the place of the lost Ottoman Caliphate, across...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – August

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem   Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-august/ During August, two citizens, including a woman, were killed and 12 citizens, including women and children, were injured by indiscriminate shooting by Egyptian security forces. Activists and some Sinai electronic pages circulated a...

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Cairo’s Struggle to Contain North Sinai Militancy

Source: The Jamestown Foundation for Global Research and Analysis Author(s): Jemimah Hudson Original Link:  https://jamestown.org/program/cairos-struggle-to-contain-north-sinai-militancy/ On July 18, militants executed four individuals in the town of Bir al-Abd, in North Sinai, for alleged cooperation with the Egyptian security services. One day later, at least two people, including a civilian...

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Sinai Deportees and Prospects of Protracted Conflict (2)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nouran Hassan Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-deportees-and-prospects-of-protracted-conflict-2/ The first part of this work has examined political strategies to dismantle the local identity of Bedouin tribes in northern Sinai, first by political mediation then by coercion and offense to end two communities’ physical presence in...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – July

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-july/ During July, ISIS local affiliate, ‘Sinai Province’, slaughtered four citizens in the vicinity of North Sinai’s Bir al-Abed on charges of communicating with the Egyptian army and police forces. The question that arises is: Has the...

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Development of the military situation in Sinai – June

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/development-of-the-military-situation-in-sinai-june/ The month of June witnessed many attacks carried out by the Islamic State’s local affiliate, Sinai Province, against the Egyptian police forces both in the center and outskirts of the city of El Arish, North Sinai. In this report, we...

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Sinai Deportees and Prospects of Protracted Conflict (1)

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Nouran Hassan Original Link:  https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-deportees-and-prospects-of-protracted-conflict-1/ Forceful eviction operations have started in North Sinai since 2014 to ‘establish a buffer zone’ to embattle ISIS-affliated militants who gained hold of the northern governorate during the turbulent years between 2011-2014. A recent...

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Sinai Under Israeli Bombardment with Sisi’s Consent

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-under-israeli-bombardment-with-sisis-consent/ The Egyptian regime under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has allowed the Israeli air force to carry out aerial survey, reconnaissance, and bombardments in the Sinai Peninsula. In August 2013, the Associated Press reported that the Israeli drones...

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Sinai and the Deal of the Century: A Reading in the Leaks

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Abu Saada Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-and-the-deal-of-the-century-a-reading-in-the-leaks/ In light of the challenges facing the Middle East, and with the imminent announcement or application of the “Deal of the Century”, this report attempts to addresses a central point that may be considered an essential element of the...

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Militants scouted Batal 14 checkpoint ahead of attack | Death toll in Jourra reaches 5 | Union of Sinai Tribe announces killing Province of Sinai leader | Arish: Longer gas station hours

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/10/feature/politics/militants-scouted-batal-14-checkpoint-ahead-of-attack-death-toll-in-jourra-reaches-5-union-of-sinai-tribe-announces-killing-province-of-sinai-leader-arish-longer-gas-station-hours/ The attack on the Batal 14 checkpoint in the Arish village of al-Seel, which left at least 10 police personnel...

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