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Egypt militant group denies killing of its leader

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, Egypt's most active militant group, says Shady El-Manei was not killed and denounces army's claims of 'fake victories'

Ahram Online , Sunday 25 May 2014
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Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis (File Photo: Al-Ahram)
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An Egyptian militant group has dismissed claims that its top leader was killed days earlier in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, near the Israeli border.

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, or Supporters of Jerusalem, which has claimed most of the deadly attacks rocking Egypt in recent months, denied in an online statement on Sunday that Shadi El-Menei had been killed along with five other fighters in a Thursday shootout.

"They announce the killing of the jihadist brother Shadi El-Menei and that he is the head of the group, but he was not killed and is not the group's head," the statement said.

Local media reports quoted security forces as saying that El-Manei was killed on Thursday. A statement by the official military spokesman said six "dangerous criminal element" were killed in a military operation but did not identify them by name. It was not immediately clear if the statement was about the same attack.

Egypt has poured troops and weapons into the peninsula to combat a growing insurgency targeting police and troops since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last July.

The army says its air and ground offensives have killed dozens of militant fighters, and that hundreds of others have been arrested and numerous militant hideouts and arms caches have been destroyed.

In its statement, the group rebuffed the reports, saying the army announces "great fake victories" while it is incurring the "biggest losses" of troops. It claims that military operations in the border region have killed no more than ten of its members.

Approximately 500 police and soldiers have been been killed in shootings and bombings since Morsi's removal, according to a government tally.
 

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Masry
25-05-2014 07:22pm
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They must be eliminated
These brainwashed savages need to be eliminated on the battlefield and thier retarded idiology needs to be eradicated by Muslim scholars.the easiest thing to do is grow a beard and preach to uneducated youth and brainwash them. We actual educated scholars to come out and clearly let these savages and thier sheep that Islam is innocent of them. We need louder voices
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Ruth
25-05-2014 01:39pm
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Terrorism
Terroris in any form,kind and from anyone regardless of caste,color,nationality, origin and religion must be condemn.No religion and human being support terrorism.Its hypocracy if we support the terrorism that is commited by state against its own citizen and from Supper Powers against weak and small nations.If you want to eliminate the terrorism, you must eliminate & eradicate its root cause.Stop your injustices,stop your repression,repsect the human rights,Judiciary must be a source of justice not the killer of justice.You must eliminate poverty not eliminate the Poors.This the only way to eliminate terrorism.You are delibrately pushing the citizen and youth towards terrorism.
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Haq
27-05-2014 09:46pm
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Eliminating the source
I completely agree with you Ruth but your poverty analogy is slightly inaccurate because poor people (with the exception of irresponsible people) have no choice unlike those who make the decision to do the wrong thing. I agree with you about eliminating the underlying problem and condemning the source but refuse (I'm sure you do as well, but other commentators/readers are too full of hate/hypocrisy to see it) to provide an excuse for wrong-doing.
Masry
25-05-2014 08:27pm
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The source is a retarded ideology
The source of terrorism is a retarded ideology that has nothing to do with our great deen. Terrorist apologists like yourself is another source. Alhamdulah Egyptians have never been this united against terrorism. Terrorism can only survive if a significant portion of the population sympathizes with them. Alhamdulah you and your fellow sheep are a vast minority. Like I said never has the country been this united against anything. The future is bright inchallah. The brotherhood and all thier branches hVe committed suicide in Egypt they are done. Try Afghanistan
Allen
25-05-2014 05:39pm
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Spoken like a true terrorist!!!
Passing the buck and smearing everyone instead of looking in the mirror.
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Nida
25-05-2014 12:31pm
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No idea
Corent uEgypt leadership will take Egypt to dark tanel . Sisi court and recentl army will break Egypt .because all these problems come by worse policys . Court and sisi numbet one enemies of Egyptian
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Haq
26-05-2014 08:01pm
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@ Democracia
Did it ever occur to you that perhaps English isn't Nida's first language? If anything, speaking a second-language at all (however broken) is a sign of good education, certainly better than a person who can only speak one. I’d like to see how you would fare trying to write in Arabic (assuming it’s a second-language of yours) and whether you recognize the ridicule you’d surely incur from native speakers. Ironically, you have the nerve to masquerade as some sort of intellectual elite while your comment does nothing more than display your sheer ignorance and expose your intolerance. The 55 fools (i.e., Nida haters/obvious military supporters) who upvoted your comment are true sheep for jumping on the bandwagon while failing to notice/intentionally ignoring the contradiction in your comment.
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25-05-2014 05:56pm
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Nida today... Yesterday it was Khan... It used to be John...
Hiding behind multiple fake names has not fooled anyone. A typical Muslim brotherhood gimmick that falls flat on its face thanks to an unbelievable level of illiteracy. I am sure you would make Morsi very proud. You must have the same English teacher.
Democracia
25-05-2014 04:41pm
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Most...
Most of those problems come by "worse education", like yours for example.... Go back to school and learn English properly...
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Allen Masry
25-05-2014 12:25pm
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Psychology of Criminals
To justify their criminal behavior, they first claim to be fighting for good cause. Do not believe in them.
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Ameen, Red Sea
25-05-2014 12:07pm
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Muslims Leaders
They have the obligation to defend Islam from those criminals who hijacked our merciful religion. Their silence on falsely called "Islamist Terrorists" and anyone who claim to be Islamist scholar without qualification is a CRIME of compliancy. Allah AKber.
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