30 Sep '13, 2pm

Egyptian jihadist group claims shooting attacks on 'apostates' and 'criminals' - Threat Matrix via @sharethis

In a video released to jihadist forums yesterday, the al Nusra Battalion, a unit within the al Furqan Brigades, claimed responsibility for a number of recent shooting attacks in Egypt. The video is the first in a series titled "Support for the Weak," according to a summary by the SITE Intelligence Group. The group said its attacks targeted "apostates" and "criminals." In the first attack shown, a man, described as an "apostate," is gunned down at point blank range in broad daylight. Another featured attack is the drive-by killing of Colonel Mohammed al Komi along the Cairo-Ismailia desert road on Aug. 14. The video of the shooting attacks comes just two days after Ansar Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al Maqdis), a Sinai-based jihadist group, released video of some of its recent attacks against Egyptian security personnel in the Sinai. And today, unidentified gunmen killed five poli...

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