Since its inception, the Union of Sinai Tribes has relied in large part on members of the Tarabin tribe to swell its ranks in its fight alongside the Armed Forces in the conflict in North Sinai. However, March and April saw other influential tribes — once mistrusted by the military …
State-allied tribal groups lead renewed fighting against militants in eastern North Sinai
Four fighters from tribes in North Sinai that are allied with the government were killed in the Thursday afternoon explosion of an improvised explosive device, according to statements from tribal groups.
Sinai tribes participate in military action against extremist groups
Military confrontations against extremist groups in Sinai have expanded to include Sinai tribes as well as the Egyptian army.
2 more Province of Sinai militants killed in December according to tribes union, sources
The Union of Sinai Tribes said that in mid-December it led a campaign against militants in areas to the south of Rafah, North Sinai that led to the injury of three of the union’s fighters in an explosive attack.
Sinai tribes hunt Islamic State bomb makers
An association of Sinai tribes allied with the Egyptian army is hunting down the explosives experts of the Islamic State (IS) branch in this Egyptian territory, which will potentially weaken the branch even more and deprive it of its last survival technique.
Bedouin tribe member killed in IS affiliate attack in Egypt’s North Sinai
An Islamic State-affiliated group in Egypt’s Sinai killed a member of a tribal Bedouin force working alongside the Egyptian army on Tuesday evening.
Egypt: Sinai’s informants left alone to face Islamic State violence
Since 2014, dozens of Sinai’s Bedouin tribesmen known for working as informants for the Egyptian military have been executed amid a lack of official protection
Tribes become more involved in anti-terrorism operations in Sinai Peninsula
With the assistance of a large number of local tribal members fighting alongside the Egyptian army, Egyptian authorities have expanded their coordination with the tribes when confronting armed organizations in the Sinai Peninsula.
Local Activism in post-2011 Egypt
Various forms of local activism in Egypt are challenging the shortcomings in local governance and the lack of any developmental urban vision. This paper examines three examples from different neighbourhoods in Giza and Cairo. All three share the goal of resisting exclusionary policies while trying to overcome the absence of political …
TIMEP Brief: Sinai Tribes in Egypt’s War on Terror
Egypt’s war on terror has intersected in many ways with the engagement of Sinai’s Bedouin tribespeople, who number about 250,000 in the region: Bedouin have been not only the victims and perpetrators of terror violence in the province but active participants in combating it.