Non-State Actors

Ansar al-Islam

Ansar al-Islam

ANSAR AL-ISLAM جماعة أنصار الإسلام Location: Ansar al-Islam has officially claimed only one attack in Bahariya Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert. Characteristics: Very little is known about Ansar al-Islam other than its ideological alignment with al-Qaeda and possible connection to...

AL-MORABITOON

Al-Morabitoon

AL-MORABITOON جماعة المرابطون Location: Al-Morabitoon is likely based in Derna, Libya. The group has not officially claimed attacks, though its leader, Hisham Ashmawy, is believed to have been present in both Egypt and Libya since his defection from Ansar Bayt...

Islamic State in Egypt

Islamic State in Egypt

Islamic State in Egypt | الدولة الاسلامية – مصر Other Names: None Location: The Islamic State in Egypt’s activity has been concentrated in Cairo and Giza. The group has also claimed attacks in the governorates of Qalyubia, Alexandria, Daqhalia, Damietta,...

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Revolutionary Punishment

Revolutionary Punishment | العقاب الثوري Other Names: None Status: Inactive (the group appears to have dissolved or reconstituted as another entity) Location: Revolutionary Punishment’s claimed activity was concentrated in Fayoum, Alexandria, Beni Suef, and Sharqia governorates. The group also claimed...

liwaa al-thawra

Liwaa al-Thawra

Liwaa al-Thawra | لواء الثورة Other Names: Revolution Brigade, Banner of the Revolution Status: Active Location: Qalyubia and Monofeya governorates Characteristics: Unknown Recent leadership: Unknown Background: The group announced its formation on August 21, 2016, when it uploaded pictures and...

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Hassm

Hassm | حركة سواعد مصر Other Names: Hasam, Hassam, Harikat Souaid Misr Location: Beheira, Beni Suef, Cairo, Damietta, Fayoum, Giza, and Qalyubia provinces Characteristics: All of Hassm’s attacks have been directed at targets symbolic of the regime or security forces, with...

(Allied) Popular Resistance Movement

(Allied) Popular Resistance Movement Other Names: Popular Resistance Movement, Allied Popular Resistance Movement, PRM, APRM. In a January 24, 2015, statement from the now-defunct Allied Popular Resistance Facebook page, the group listed its allies: The Popular Resistance Movement, the Determination Movement,...

Wilayat Sinai

Wilayat Sinai|ولاية سيناء Other Names: Abbreviated as WS; translated as Sinai Province or Islamic State in the Sinai; formerly known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (أنصار بيت المقدس or ABM), variously translated as Ansar Jerusalem, Supporters of Jerusalem, Champions of Jerusalem, Supporters of...

Furqan Brigades

Furqan Brigades | كتائب الفرقان Other Names: Kitaa'ib al-Furqan, al-Furqan Brigades Location: Throughout Egypt, with operational centers in Cairo and Ismailia Characteristics: The group typically carries out targeted attacks and publicizes these through social media. According to investigations from Egypian...

Tawhid wal-Jihad

Tawhid wal-Jihad | التوحيد والجهاد Other Names: Tawhid wal-Gehad Location: Sinai Peninsula and Gaza Strip; the group views the Sinai as a base for launching its ground operations against Israel. Characteristics: Based on detainees’ confessions, the group is thought to...