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10 Egyptian soldiers killed in northern Sinai suicide bombing - 7 July 2017

Ten Egyptian soldiers including one colonel were killed on Friday in a suicide bomb attack on an army checkpoint in northern Sinai, security sources said.
The sources said two vehicles were detonated while passing a checkpoint in an area between Rafah and Sheikh Zuweid. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Egypt faces an Islamist insurgency led by Islamic State in North Sinai, where hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed since 2013, when the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi after mass protests.

Why Are Journalists Being Imprisoned in Egypt?

Abdullah Elshamy, an Al Jazeera correspondent, has now been in prison for 175 days and on hunger strike for a little over two weeks.

“I’ve lost a number of pounds. I only rely on liquids. The littlest effort makes me feel dizzy,”he wrote in a letter smuggled out of his prison cell, where he isn’t allowed access to pens or paper. “But it’s what I feel compelled to do in order to raise awareness about the importance of freedom of speech.”

Abdullah—who was arrested during August last year when armed police violently cleared a sit-in by supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi—is one of four Al Jazeera journalists in jail, all held on vague charges while prosecutors prepare formal proceedings. They are among the dozens of reporters in Egypt who have been beaten up or detained over the past six months. Nine more have been killed since the start of the uprising in 2011.

These arrests and many of the deaths are symptomatic of what the country has turned into since the army ousted the Muslim Brotherhood–affiliated Morsi last summer. Egypt’s interim government is doing everything in its power to silence Brotherhood sympathizers, crushing the country’s revolutionary street movements by issuing a law that effectively bans any form of public protest.  


anonymous asked:

What's happening in Egypt?

Oh that’s a good question

3 years ago, on Jan 25, 2011, the people rose against Mubarak’s regime. People were killed during the revolution. Mubarak stepped down. SCAF (Supreme Council of the Armed Forces) became in power. People started protesting against them as well as they were also part of the old regime. People were killed again in several massacres. Presidential elections were held. One of the candidates represented the old regime. And another represented the Muslim Brotherhood. And many others of course. The old regime guy (Ahmed Shafik) and the MB guy (Mohamed Morsi) got the highest votes. Morsi wins and becomes the first ever democratic president of Egypt. SCAF, media, police, and all govt organizations still work for the old regime. Media attacks Morsi. Media calls for protests and ‘revolution’ against Morsi on June 30, 2013. Millions of ppl protest against Morsi calling for early presidential elections. At the same time, thousands if not millions protest in Rabaa square supporting Morsi. 

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, minister of defence, removes Morsi. 

People still protesting in Rabaa. People protest in Nahda square too.

Massacres start.

Massacres: National Guard 50+ dead, Menasa: 100+, Rabaa & Nahda Massacres (where they dispersed the squares) 2000+ dead (number reaches 3000+) 15000+ injured Ramsis, Abu Zaabal (where they killed 35 protesters in a police van while taking them to the abu zaabal jail. They shot tear gas and suffocated them to death inside the van) (note: the guy responsible for this massacre got one year in jail)  6 October 50+, 25 January 30+, etc etc….  (every Friday more ppl join the lists of martyrs)

So yeah

Basically people are still protesting against the coup.

And more people are dying. More people are getting arrested. (23,000+ arrested now. Many reports on them getting tortured inside jails. Many on hunger strikes) 

And just a few days ago, 529 protesters got sentenced to death.

And Sisi is going to be president soon