Egyptian court places 319 Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis members on terror list

El-Sayed Gamal El-Din , Wednesday 7 Mar 2018

A Cairo criminal court placed on Wednesday 319 defendants who are members of the Daesh affiliate Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis terrorist organisation on the country's terror list.

The defendants are charged in a 2017 case with adopting the ideology of the Daesh terrorist group, carrying out terrorist attacks, as well as accusing members of the Armed Forces, police, and Christians of being infidels as a justification for killing them.

The court also removed 14 people from the terror list in a 2014 terrorism-related case.

The 14 people cleared were among 1,538 Muslim Brotherhood members accused of providing financial assistance to Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.

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