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  • Egyptian militant group denies pledging loyalty to Islamic State on Twitter

    November 4, 2014 | 11:29 am

    Egypt's most active militant group, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, denied in a Twitter message on Tuesday that it had pledged allegiance to Islamic State and it distanced itself from a statement that appeared in its name online.

    A statement purporting to be from Ansar appeared late on...

  • Egypt’s Ansar militants swear allegiance to Islamic State

    November 3, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt's most active militant group, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, a statement from Ansar said Monday night.

    Ansar had previously told Reuters that it sought inspiration and advice from Islamic State, the radical al-Qaeda offshoot that has taken over...

  • Sinai terror group beheads four accused of spying for Israel

    August 28, 2014 | 1:06 pm

    Four Egyptian men were beheaded by a Sinai-based terror group for allegedly spying for Israel.

    Members of the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said in a video released Thursday that they killed the men because they had been spying for Israel’s Mossad agency.

    The headless bodies were found...

  • Sinai-based militants claim responsibility for bus blast in Egypt; Israel prepared to treat victims

    February 18, 2014 | 9:53 am

    The Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said on Tuesday the bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai that killed two South Koreans and the Egyptian driver on Sunday was a suicide attack carried out by one of its fighters, and threatened more strikes against economic...

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