November 27, 2017

TSC IntelBrief: A Massacre In Egypt

For several years now, Egypt has been struggling to counter an escalating challenge from terrorist groups active in several parts of the country.

• On November 24, at least 305 people were murdered in a complex assault on the Al Rawda mosque in Bir al-Abed, Egypt, including 27 children.

• The assault on predominantly Sufi worshippers at the Sinai mosque is the worst terrorist attack in modern Egyptian history.

• The complex nature of the attack and the target group suggest the so-called Islamic State is responsible, though no organization has claimed credit.

• Egypt is facing a resurgence of terrorism, especially in the Sinai, that surpasses a brutal terrorist campaign in the 1990’s and previous terror spikes.