Tagged: Egypt

The Failed Confrontation – Sanai

Twenty six minute release via Islamic State Sinai, titled “The Failed Confrontation”   in retaliation to the Sisi Government offensive against Daesh February 2018, (WaPo) and the election (here).

“Egypt’s military says 16 troops have been killed and 19 wounded since a wide-scale operation against Islamic militants was launched.” 

The scenes of the firefight at the end of the release come from early Febrauary, “Protectors of Islamic Wars” (tangentcode). The video shows the ‘harass and retreat’ tactic the small cells of fighters use along with roadside IED’s, snipers and vehicle stoppages executing suspected soldiers.

Street assassins.

The armoured car is stolen, the policemen killed.

 UPDATE – April 18th, 2018

Egypt announced on Wednesday that its military killed the leader of the ISIS terrorist group in the Sinai region.

Colonel Tamer el-Rifai, a military spokesman, said in a statement that Nasser Abou Zaqoul was killed in a shootout with troops in central Sinai.

The military said it found a rifle, two grenades and a large quantity of ammunition with Abou Zaqoul.

The news came just days after the military said eight soldiers were killed and 15 wounded when militants wearing explosive belts blew themselves up as they tried to infiltrate a military base in central Sinai.

In February, Egypt launched a comprehensive plan aimed at eradicating ISIS from Sinai, where the group has entrenched itself in recent years.

The group has claimed responsibility for several attacks in the country that have left hundreds dead.

The massive operation also covers parts of Egypt’s Nile Delta and the Western Desert, along the porous border with Libya.

More than 100 extremists and at least 30 government troops have been killed since the operation, dubbed “Sinai 2018,” was launched, according to official figures.

 

Sinai April 2015 – re-uploaded

April 2015

Eight and a half minute video from Egypt’s deadliest militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which shows the execution murder of Egyptian soldier,  Ahmed Fathy Abou Al Fotouh Salam from Daqahliya. He  was a part of a tank battalion which was ambushed April 2nd. In July 2017, nearly two years later an attack on foreign tourists has been perpurtarted in the Red Sea resort town, Hurghada. Two German female tourists were stabbed to death while four other foreigners were wounded in an attack Friday at a hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. (abc) The attacker had sneaked into the hotel by swimming from a nearby beach.

video below (contains graphic content)

My guilt is in on Sisi. The guilt of all soldiers is on Sisi. And the burning of hearts of their mothers is on Sisi…Soldiers for the Military are just numbers.”

As the video progresses it seems the dialogue is interrupted, possibly from the soldier breaking down. He appears through the gaussian blur transitions each time his face a little more red, his eyes teared. His last moments are cruelly depicted as he watches another captive being beheaded, Ahmed’s fate is sealed with automatic rifle fire. This was the second security officer murdered by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis. Police officer  Ayman al-Desouki was kidnapped and murdered January 2015 (below)

Ayman al-Desouki

The Sinai-based Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which changed its name to Sinai Province (Wilayat Sinai), after pledging allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria in November 2014, claimed responsibility for several militant attacks committed since the ousting of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

The re-uploading of this video stream was about 5 days prior to the July 15th attack and could be seen as a preparative catalyst in a call for action from extremists.

Manchester to Jakarta to Egypt – May 2017

Two terror bombing attacks a day apart from each other and on opposite sides of the globe show the stark reality that is terror in the twenty first century. The first attack in Manchester at the end of pop concert killed over twenty people, some of the as young as eight. In Jakarta, half a world away. policemen were targeted in the eastern part of the city.

Below pics of Manchester crime scene

The Manchester terrorist has been named as Salman Abedi, 22 who had only returned to UK from Libya days earlier. Seventy three people are in hospital, twenty three of those in critical care. (here) The explosive used identified as “triacetone triperoxide” or TATP, was also used in the Paris and Brussels attacks (here). It is easily made from sulphuric acid, paint stripper and hydrogen peroxide and by carefully controlling the temperature as the components are added. It is known as “Mother of Satan” and is used in blasting caps or detonators. As a primary explosive it is an extremely energetic explosive. Methods of making TATP can be easily found on YouTube.

CCTV footage reportedly showed the Abedi placing a bag down in the foyer between Manchester Arena and Victoria station shortly before it detonated amid crowds leaving the concert.

“Abedi, who was born in the UK to Libyan parents who had fled Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, had shown signs of extremism including flying an Islamist flag from his Manchester home but not raised sufficient alarm to spark intervention by British security services.

The Burnage Academy for Boys confirmed he attended the school between 2009 and 2011 but said it could give no further details due to the ongoing investigation.

Abedi went on to study for a business and management degree at the University of Salford but dropped out at the start of his second year in September, getting a job in a bakery.

He was not well-known by neighbours in the tight-knit Fallowfield community in Manchester, but some noticed he had grown a beard and started to wear religious dress in recent months”

Predictable Daesh through its spider web of social media misanthropes has claimed responsibility for both acts of terror.

British police have been at odds with a leak of some of the investigation details, such as this press button trigger. (here) The other details leaked include the 12V battery used as power for the fuse, which would dispel any redundancy. This device was designed to ‘definitely’ explode. 

Further arrests (here)

Jakarta

Two suicide bombers detonated explosive devices near a bus stop with a delay of approximately ten minutes resulting in the death of three policemen.

The last attack in Jakarta in January 2016 (here)

Below is similar attack on Police – October 2016 (here) and in April 2017, Police kill six suspected terrorists (here)

Two  Daesh videos in context to both events – “Instructions to Indonesia” (here) and “Raqqa Aprile 2017 (here) which both have translated subtitles and are directed at the region.

NB: Manchester June 1996Arndale explosion (hereand 1992 (here)

Egypt – Daesh claim deadly attack on Coptic Christians.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for yet another cowardly attack that killed at least 29 Coptic Christian pilgrims traveling on a bus south of Cairo. 

Masked gunmen driving SUVs opened fire Friday on the caravan of Coptic Christians heading for the monastery of St. Samuel the Confessor in the Minya governorate about 200 km’s south of Cairo.

In response, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi ordered Egyptian jets carry out airstrikes on camps in Libya used by militants responsible for the attack.

511 sectarian incidents July 2012 – May 2017 (infographic) 231 of those since Sisi took control after a military coup 2014.

a direct correlation between the high presence of Islamist movements, high levels of laxity by the security apparatus [and] high levels of poverty that contribute to the sectarian assaultsMariz Tadros

A Message Signed in Blood to the Nations of the Cross

“A Message Signed in Blood to the Nations of the Cross” is yet another video from the Islamic State Alhayat Media Centre, modelled on the Syrian Airmen murders.

A line of 14 men are guided along a beach front, with the iconic black spiders at their sides. In this video we meet another English speaking director of mayhem. This man speaks with a strange accent, but clearly in unbroken and grammatically correct English.

MessageinBlood

The ensuing murder of the captives is pathetic and a waste. Nothing is gained. 

Islamic State and their media outlets have been busy showing their Jordanian Pilot immolation video in open air cinema venues. (see video here)

However, ruling with fear is a pointless exercise and will always end in uprising and defeat.

Twenty-one Coptic workers, mostly from impoverished villages in Upper Egypt, were kidnapped between late December and early January in the Libyan city of Sirte.

Some of the notable quotes:

oh crusaders, safety for you will be only wishes

Oh people, recently you’ve seen us on the hills of Al-Sham and on Dabeq’s Plain, chopping off the heads that had been carrying the cross delusion for a long time, filled with spite against Islam and Muslims,”

The sea you’ve hidden Sheikh Osama Bin Laden’s body in, we swear to Allah we will mix it with your blood.”

This filthy blood is just some of what awaits you, in revenge for Kamilia and her sisters.

This references is made to Kamilia Shehata (here)

video here.

Egypt’s presidency confirmed the death of Egyptian hostages and announced a week of mourning, offering condolences to all Egyptians. The National Defence Council has also convened to discuss the situation, while President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said Egypt reserves its right to retaliate at the suitable time and place. (from here)

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