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Egypt army arrests Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis leader: Sources

The leader of the military wing of Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, the Sinai-based militant group, has been arrested according to an official source

Ahram Online, Saturday 18 Oct 2014
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Military forces arrested the leader of the military wing of the militant group Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis in North Sinai on Friday, reported Ahram Arabic news website.

An official source said that Walid Attalah is suspected of orchestrating an RPG attack late Thursday in North Sinai, which killed three policemen and injured seven others.

"Walid Attalah received Egyptian citizenship during the era of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and he is of Palestinian origins," the source said.

Attalah is currently being questioned by security officials.

Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, a jihadist group based in Sinai, previously claimed responsibility for several attacks against Egypt's security forces after the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, including an attempt in September, 2013 to assassinate the interior minister as well as several attacks targeting security headquarters and convoys.

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Joe
04-11-2014 01:49pm
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Agree with everything you said Ayman. Waterboard the very marrow out of his bones and then flush his sewage down a pipe into Obamas Oval Office. The Egyptian Army needs to round up every MB sympathizer and break their fingers and toes then chuck them down the sewage pipe too! I wholeheartedly support the extermination of the salafist filth and their support network home and abroad who are united in bombing and terrorizing the region.
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ayman
19-10-2014 01:30am
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Best news in a while
I expect nothing less than our version of Guantanamo during his interrogation to lead us to a complete list of his fellow commanders and their communications and funding network. Otherwise, would be an abysmal failure. I could not care less for what rights, or lack thereof, a militia commander and his followers who plan daily for assassinations and bombings has. Nor do I care what the US intelligence branches (HRW, Amnesty and Carter) think or say or do in the hopes of impeding the extermination of these groups. A naive person would think these organizations would be reporting on the harrowing and never ending violations of rights inside and supported by their origin countries. Such a person would obviously be mistaken for such is not the work of these targeted propaganda machines. Their work is to whitewash tragedies such as F-16 carpet bombing of civilians and demonizing those fighting the true origin ideology of their puppet extremists.
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Aly Sadek - Toronto-Canada
18-10-2014 10:11pm
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Egypt...
..HANG HIM TONIGHT....NO QUESTIONS ASKED....HE IS A THUG.... A COLD BLOODED MURDERER...LIKE ALL THE OTHERS WHO ARE CAGED IN TORAH PRISON.
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juma
18-10-2014 02:01pm
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unecessary action
Egypt army making too much enemies for nothing only happynes for usa and israel
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