Since the ouster of Mohammed Morsi on July 3, the violence in Egypt has been happening on an almost daily basis.
Not only have attacks been going on in the cities of Egypt but also on the Sinai Peninsula.
Attacks in the Sinai Peninsula have left dozens dead. It's reported on Aug. 7 the Egyptian Army killed 60 terrorists and arrested over 100. (To date there has been no solid proof of the Egyptian military's claim.)
On Aug. 19, The Long War Journal reported that Islamic militants allegedly killed around 25 police officers in the Sinai. The report says: "The policemen were ambushed while they were traveling to their barracks near Rafah. It remains unclear exactly how they were killed."
A Reuters article says the police officers were hit with machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades. The Associated Press says, the police officers were ordered to stop and forced to the ground before being "killed execution-style."
The Daily News Egypt says after the police officers were killed the militants fled in their buses. There has been no claim of responsibility by any one particular Islamic group.
Since the recent crack-down by the Egyptian government on the Muslim Brotherhood well-known terrorist figures have been calling for jihad in Egypt. Abu Hafs al Maqdisi, leader of the Jaish al Ummah (Army of the Nation), has called for jihad against Egyptian commander General Abdul Fattah el Sisi.
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