Tagged: Islamists

‘ISIS rejects Zawahiri’s call for its withdrawal from Syria,’ BBC Arabic (London), 13 May 2014

The organisation “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIS) has rejected the call of Al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to cease fighting in Syria. Continue reading

‘Boko Haram leader: The kidnapped girls will be sold according to God’s laws,’ Al-Masry Al-Youm (Egypt), 5 May 2014

The leader of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Abu Bakr Shekau, said that the 223 kidnapped schoolgirls will be sold as slaves and forced to marry. Continue reading

‘Four other students arrested on suspicion of their involvement in the death of student in Fes, as the list of suspects grows to eight,’ Goud (Morocco), 28 April 2014

Moroccan police have arrested four  students following the death of a student who was killed on a university campus in Fes during a confrontation between an Islamist and a Leftist student group. Three of the students are being held on charges of premeditated murder, while the fourth has been released. Continue reading

‘Student killed during clashes in Fes,’ Annahar (Lebanon), 26 April 2014

Clashes between two student groups at the Dher Mehrez university campus in Fes have left one student dead and two others injured. An Islamist group associated with the current ruling party and a left-wing group clashed on Thursday. The cause of the fighting, in which knives were reported to have been used, has not been determined. Continue reading

‘France rules out Western military intervention in southern Libya,’ al-Jazeera (Qatar), 10 February 2014

France, who recently sent troops to northern Mali to fight armed Islamists, has ruled out Western intervention in southern Libya, at the request of Niger, who is concerned of the area becoming an even greater hotbed for terrorism. Continue reading

‘The Al-Shabaab’s banning of the Internet enters into Force’, al-Somal al-Youm (Somalia), 22th January 2013

The Somali militant group, al-Shabaab, has instituted an internet ban in the areas under their control. Meanwhile the Somali Federal Government is attempting to persuade communications companies to not adhere to the rebel’s demands.

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Threatening message from diaspora Copts to Adly Mansour, Al-Mesryoon (Egypt), 7 December 2013

Egypt’s Coptic Christians living in the diaspora have sent a message to interim Egyptian president Adly Mansour demanding several actions to be taken in order to protect Copts in the country. The message was also sent to the European Union and the church in Egypt. Exact population figures of Copts living in Egypt are unknown. Copts have been increasingly persecuted by Islamist trends following the ouster of former president Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Egypt: Police disperse Islamist demonstrators and arrest dozens, Al-Quds (London), 6 December 2013

In the wake of a new law passed that bans protests without prior permission from Egypt’s interior ministry, dozens of demonstrators have been arrested in Cairo and other parts of the country. Demonstrations have continued in support of deposed Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi, following his July 3rd ouster by the Egyptian military.

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‘2 killed and 50 wounded in car bombing in front of Security Directorate in South Sinai’, al Masri al Youm (Egypt),

قتيلان و50 مصابًا في انفجار سيارة مفخخة أمام مديرية أمن جنوب سيناء

أيمن أبو زيد
الإثنين 07 أكتوبر 2013 10:47

وقع انفجار ضخم بسيارة مفخخة داخل مديرية أمن جنوب سيناء هز أرجاء مدينة طور سيناء، وأسفر الانفجار عن قتيلين أحدهما مدنى والآخر شرطي، بالإضافة إلى 50 مصابا.

وهرعت قوات الجيش والشرطة والقوات الخاصة نحو مديرية الأمن وفرضت كردونا أمنيا حول المديرية بينما تجمع آلاف المواطنين للاطمئنان على أهلهم وذويهم من الموظفين المدنيين.

وقال مصدر أمني إن هناك سيارة مفخخة دخلت مديرية الأمن واستهدفت مبنى المديرية.

وقال شهود عيان إن الانفجار هز مبنى المديرية وسقط عدد من المصابين نتيجة قوة الانفجار وتطايرت الشظايا وتكسرت النوافذ.

وقال مصدر بمحافظة جنوب سيناء إن السيارة استهدفت مبنى  مديرية الأمن أثناء اجتماع أمني لعدد من القيادات الأمنية.

وخلف الانفجار للسيارة الملغومة حفرة طولها 3 أمتار وعمقها 1 ونصف متر.



2 killed and 50 wounded in car bombing in front of Security Directorate in South Sinai

Amin abu Zaid
Tuesday, October 7th, 2013 10.47am

A huge car bomb explosion occurred by the Security Directorate of the South Sinai, which rocked the City of Mount Sinai, and resulted in two dead: one civilian and one police officer, in addition to wounding 50.

The army, police and special forces rushed to the Directorate and imposed security cordons around it, while thousands of citizens gathered to check on the parents and families of civilian personnel.

A security source said that a car bomb entered the security directorate and targeted the directorate building.

An eye witness said that the explosion shook the directorate building and a number of wounded fell as a result of the force of the explosion that blew out fragments and broken glass.

A source from the South Sinai Governorate said that the car targeted a security directorate building during a security meeting with a number of security leaders.

The car explosion left a crater about 3 meters wide and about 1.5 meters deep.

Full Arabic article here.

Translated by Robert Forster