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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Militants reportedly kidnapped at least 11 civilians in two incidents near Arish and Wilayat Sinai claimed three improvised explosive device (IED) attacks in North Sinai this week.
Wilayat Sinai claimed responsibility for four attacks this week, including a raid on Arish’s Batal-14 checkpoint which the group claims killed 10 members of Egypt’s Central Security Forces.
On May 28, the Libyan National Army (LNA) extradited Hisham Ashmawy to Egypt. The LNA transferred Ashmawy to Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate (GID) following a meeting between GID Director Major General Abbas Kamal and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.
On May 16, the Armed Forces’ General Command issued an update on the Sinai Peninsula, claiming that 47 individuals were killed in counter-terror operations and another 158 arrested over a span of about two months.
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.