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Ansar Beit al-Maqdis targets Egypt's security

The Sinai-based armed group was founded after the July coup, and has mostly targeted military men and police forces.

Last updated: 28 Jan 2014 03:35
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Hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police officers have, in the past seven months, fallen victims to attacks staged by an al-Qaeda-linked group, known as Bait al-Maqdis.

The group, which was founded following the military-backed toppling of President Mohamed Morsi, had originally targeted Israeli border installations, but soon shifted onto Egyptian government forces. 

Al Jazeera's Caroline Malone reports on the armed group.


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