Weekly Briefs

ESW Week in Brief: September 14–20, 2019

Summary The Ministry of Interior reportedly killed at least 12 individuals in at least three counter-terrorism raids across Egypt. Wilayat Sinai reported attacks in Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, including one that it claimed had killed five officers. The Egyptian and...

ESW Week in Brief: September 7–13, 2019

Summary In its weekly al-Naba newsletter, the Islamic State reported that its Sinai branch had carried out 228 attacks in the previous year; TIMEP recorded 167 attacks claimed by the Islamic State’s Sinai-based affiliate during that period. Wilayat Sinai continued...

ESW Week in Brief: August 31–September 6, 2019

Summary A 27-year-old woman was killed in Sheikh Zuweid in a continuing trend of fatalities and injuries due to stray bullets in North Sinai. No individual has claimed responsibility or been held accountable. Wilayat Sinai continued its insurgency efforts, attacking...

ESW Week in Brief: August 24–30, 2019

Summary Civilian fatalities continued in North Sinai, as Mada Masr reported that four children were injured by an unmarked improvised explosive device in Sheikh Zuweid and a man was killed after being caught in the crossfire between the military and...

ESW Week in Brief: August 17–23, 2019

Summary Agence France-Presse reported that Chinese officials questioned Uighurs detained in Egypt’s Tora Prison. The Sinai Tribes Union reported that two officers and four soldiers involved in stray-bullet incidents were called to the Military Judicial Department for investigation. The Egyptian...

ESW Week in Brief: August 10–16, 2019

Summary 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...

ESW Week in Brief: August 3–9, 2019

Summary 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...

ESW Week in Brief: July 27–August 2, 2019

Summary Wilayat Sinai claimed responsibility for an IED attack that allegedly killed or injured ten Egyptian soldiers. The group also published a eulogy for one of its members. Egyptian Minister of Defense Muhammad Zaki met with U.S. Secretary of Defense...

ESW Week in Brief: July 20–26, 2019

Summary 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. A photo published on social media purportedly shows Libyan National Army (LNA) pilots...

ESW Week in Brief: July 13–19, 2019

Summary Kuwait deported eight men to Egypt, amid public condemnation, over terror-related charges stemming from Muslim Brotherhood links and the assassination of Egyptian Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat in 2015. Egypt, along with the United Arab Emirates, United States, and several Western...