Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)

This article is about the Islamist insurgency in mainland Egypt after the 2013 coup d'état. For the jihadist insurgency localized in the Sinai peninsula, see Sinai insurgency. For the mass protests after the 2013 coup d'état, see Post-coup unrest in Egypt (2013–present). For the broader Egyptian Crisis since 2011, see Egyptian Crisis (2011–14).
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Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)
Part of the Arab Winter, the aftermath of the Egyptian crisis and terrorism in Egypt
Date3 July 2013 (2013-07-03)–present
(3 years, 5 months and 2 days)
Location Egypt
Status Ongoing

Egypt Egyptian government


Commanders and leaders
Casualties and losses
Total: 570+ killed[4]

In July 2013, at the same time as mass protests began against the 3 July coup d'état which deposed Mohamed Morsi, and in parallel with the escalation of the already ongoing jihadist insurgency in the Sinai peninsula, pro-Muslim Brotherhood militants started violent attacks against policemen and soldiers in Central and Western Egypt. In the following months, new Islamist armed groups were created to reinstate Islamist rule in Egypt, like Soldiers of Egypt and the Popular Resistance Movement. Since 2013, violence in mainland Egypt has escalated and developed into a low-level Islamist insurgency against the Egyptian government.[5][6]


Some of the main attacks and arrests are described by year:






103 people were killed in 2013, 195 in 2014, 272 in 2015.[4]


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  2. "(Allied) Popular Resistance Movement". Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy.
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  6. "Egypt's Rising Security Threat". Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. 15 November 2015.
  7. "'Terrorist attack' on police station in Egypt's Mansoura kills one". Al-Ahram. 24 July 2013.
  8. "Egyptian soldiers killed in Ismailiya and Sinai attacks".
  9. "Three officers killed in Daqahleya".
  10. "Bombing wave hits Egypt amid fear of more violence".
  11. "Egypt unrest: Six soldiers shot dead in Cairo".
  12. "Two army officers, teenager killed in violence in Egypt".
  13. "Four killed in Egypt's North Coast during 'terror attack' were not militants".
  14. "7 high profile militants killed in Suez security raid".
  15. "Death toll rises to three from Mahalla blast". 8 March 2015.
  16. "Third military cadet dies after last week's Kafr El-Sheikh attack".
  18. Erin Cunningham (29 June 2015). "Cairo blast kills top prosecutor, raising fears about militant reach in Egypt". Washington Post.
  19. "Egypt's security forces kill 9 'terrorists' during raid in Giza".
  20. "ISIS claims responsibility for bomb attack against Italian consulate in Cairo | News , Middle East". The Daily Star. 2015-07-06. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
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  23. "At least six dead as Islamist protesters clash with police in Cairo". the Guardian.
  24. "Police kill 5 alleged Brothehrood members in Fayoum". Cairo Post.
  25. "Egypt bus bombing kills three policemen, injures 33".
  26. "Egyptian army kills 10 militants in Bahariya Oasis".
  28. "Bomb attack kills six in Cairo". Reuters. 21 January 2016.
  29. "ISIS claims responsibility for Cairo attack that killed 9". The Jerusalem Post. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
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