Ansar Beit al-Maqdis - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Ansar Beit al-Maqdis


Five Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai bombing – security officials

Apr 12, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Security officials says the roadside bomb was planted in an area of the northern Sinai peninsula that is a stronghold of Ansar Beit al Maqdis

Egyptian jihadist group Ansar denies 'leader' slain

May 25, 2014 - 5:00 PM

The group says Shadi al Menei was neither killed nor is he the leader of the group

UNREST. Armored personnel carriers (APC) of the Egyptian Army patrol on a road close to El Gorah in northeastern Sinai, Egypt, 21 May 2013. According to media reports on 23 May 2014, Shadi al-Menei, an Islamist leader of the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis militant group was shot dead in the Sinai Peninsula. File photo by EPA

Security forces kill Egypt militant leader: officials

May 23, 2014 - 9:52 AM

High ranking officials confirm the death of Shadi el Menei the reported head of an Al Qaeda inspired militant group involved in a wave of attacks against security forces


Nine wounded in Egypt's Sinai bomb attack

May 22, 2014 - 8:09 AM

On the day of the attack an anti terror court slaps life terms on 54 more supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for taking part in violent protests


Islamic jihadist group vows more Egypt attacks

May 04, 2014 - 7:36 PM

A Egyptian group vows to carry out more attacks until they avenge the blood and bodies of Muslims

Egypt army officers killed in shootout with militants

Mar 20, 2014 - 7:10 AM

Two senior Egyptian army officers and 6 attackers from the Ansar Beit al Maqdis are dead following an hours long shootout

Clashes kill nearly 50 as Egypt marks 2011 uprising

Jan 26, 2014 - 12:03 AM

UPDATED Forty nine people were killed in 24 hours of fighting across Egypt as police and supporters of the military installed government clashed with Islamist backers of president Mohamed Morsi

Qaeda-inspired group claims deadly Cairo bombings

Jan 25, 2014 - 4:45 PM

Ansar Beit al Maqdis or Partisans of Jerusalem calls for Muslims to stay away from police buildings

Two bombs strike Cairo, at least 4 dead

Jan 24, 2014 - 2:33 PM

An Al Qaeda inspired group Ansar Beit al Maqdis claimed responsibility for the car bombing

CAR BOMB. State media said a car bomb struck the Cairo police headquarters