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.

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.

Source: Al Jazeera