30 Nov '13, 5pm

Al Furqan Brigades claims responsibility for recent shooting attacks in Egypt

In a video released to jihadist forums on Nov. 29, the al Nusrah Battalion, a unit within the al Furqan Brigades, claimed responsibility for a series of recent shooting attacks in Egypt. In the video, the group's fighters are seen carrying out four separate attacks, according to the SITE Intelligence Group. In one of the attacks, which took place on Sept. 17, the group's fighters are seen conducting a drive-by shooting on Egyptian security personnel. The shooting, which took place in the al Sharqia governorate, appears to match the description of an attack that killed at least two security personnel, according to Reuters . A second attack featured in the video occurred on Oct. 7. In that attack, gunmen from the al Nusrah Batallion shot and killed Lieutenant Ahmed Ibrahim along with five others. The incident, which took place in Ismailia, appears to match the description of...

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