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After tribal clashes, is Sinai militancy turning into proxy war?

At least 13 people were killed from the tribe of Al-Tarabin, including Salim Abu Lafi, a prominent leader of the tribe, in the recent clashes that occurred in the south of Rafah last week between the Al-Tarabin tribe and the extremist group Sinai Province––previously known as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis—which joined …

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed: Intelligence report warns Sisi of possible civil war in Sinai

Well-informed sources cited by Al-Araby  Al-Jadeed said that a report prepared by the Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate has warned President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi against the dangers of widening the scope of confrontation in the Sinai area between local tribes on one hand and the Sinai Province group, which is affiliated to …

Following recent clashes, new IS message softens tone with ‘Al-Tarbyeen’ tribe, begs its support

As a clear sign of increasing alarm from the IS-affiliated group ‘Sinai Province’, concerned over the recent declaration of war issued by North Sinai ‘s prominent tribe of ‘Al-Tarybeen’  against the group, the IS-affiliated Ibn Taymiyyah Media center released a message in which it subtly begged for softness from the …

The Egyptian Army’s violent trail of breadcrumbs

“The army is a killing machine.” – These were words chosen by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to address his soldiers as minister of defense. In a video leaked nearly three years ago, he explained why the army is incapable of fighting terrorism, why it should not partake in it …