Ansar al-Islam is ideologically aligned with al-Qaeda and may be connected to Hisham Ashmawy, founder of al-Morabitoon, an al-Qaeda affiliate believed to be based in Derna, Libya.
Al-Morabitoon is likely based in Derna, Libya. Its leader, Hisham Ashmawy, is believed to have been present in both Egypt and Libya since his defection from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis.
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
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,
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
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
(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
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
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
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.