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07/24/2018 . By TIMEP

This report outlines trends and developments that have taken place in the past five years of the war on terror and examines the legal and political context in which they have occurred. Finally, it offers summary findings to further efforts to establish peace and security centered on rights and the rule of law.

12/07/2017 . By TIMEP

A group of armed assailants attacked worshipers at a mosque in North Sinai’s Rawda village on November 24, 2017, killing 311 civilians. It was the deadliest terror attack in modern Egyptian history.

10/30/2017 . By TIMEP

A convoy of Egyptian security personnel was overcome by militants near Bahariya Oasis. The attack was among the deadliest events for Egypt’s security forces in its war on terror.

09/11/2017 . By TIMEP

Wilayat Sinai on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on a police convoy on the Qantara-Arish Road in the Taloul area of North Sinai that killed 18 police personnel and wounded seven.

02/07/2019 . By Amer Mohamad

On February 9 last year, the Egyptian military spokesman announced the launch of “Comprehensive Military Operation Sinai 2018.” The operation, which involved the army, navy, air force, border patrol, and

07/27/2017 . By Allison McManus

The Egyptian Ministry of Defense posted a grainy video to its YouTube channel on Monday: A vehicle slowly approaches a checkpoint south of Arish. Nearby cars drive away and people

04/19/2017 . By Jake Greene and Dr. Nancy Okail

When President Donald Trump welcomed Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El Sisi at the White House earlier this month, Trump applauded Sisi’s efforts to fight terrorism in Egypt as Sisi boasted about

03/07/2017 . By A Correspondent in Sinai

Over the past three weeks, about 140 Coptic Christian families fled the city of Arish. The exodus comes after the families were threatened with death by Wilayat Sinai.

08/16/2019 . By TIMEP

A report on Twitter said that 17 suspected Wilayat Sinai militants were killed in strikes by the Egyptian Air Force southwest of Sheikh Zuweid and Arish.
Wilayat Sinai claimed responsibility for two attacks this week and released photos depicting its members observing Eid al-Adha.

08/09/2019 . By TIMEP

This week, a car blast outside the National Cancer Institute in central Cairo killed 20 and injured 47. The Egyptian Ministry of Interior accused Hassm militant Abdel Rahman Khaled Mahmoud Abdel Rahman of perpetrating the attack, but the group denied any responsibility.

08/02/2019 . By TIMEP

Wilayat Sinai claimed responsibility for an IED attack that allegedly killed and injured ten Egyptian soldiers and Egyptian Minister of Defense Muhammad Zaki met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

07/26/2019 . By TIMEP

The Giza Criminal Court sentenced 14 people to prison on charges that they had joined the Islamic State as part of the “ISIS Students Cell” case. 

In the interest of exploring the complex relationship between threat and response, TIMEP presents Egypt Security Watch—the only such project to offer original content on the security situation in Egypt as a whole. With this project, we hope to dig deeper than causal explanations for the proliferation of terror violence and to make sense of the ways in which Egypt’s war on terror has and has not been effective. Through our unique efforts to aggregate the most up-to-date and comprehensive data and contextual analysis, we explore not only the dialectic relationship of terror acts and state response, but also the larger political landscape in which these developments occur. This is a live project, meaning we will continue to monitor reports from the ground, work with our network of experts, and track media from state and violent actors, constantly revising our content to provide the most accurate and timely information.