Assessing the Jihadist Threat in Egypt: Mainland Egypt
Police raids apparently have degraded the capabilities of Wilayat Sinai, the Islamic State-aligned remnant of Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, that claimed credit for a July 2015 explosion outside the Italian Consulate in Cairo.
(MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)
The activities of radical jihadist groups have died down in mainland Egypt in recent months, but that does not mean the country's security situation is settled. Low-level attacks against police officers and other targets, for example, still occur. But between government crackdowns and internal disagreements, Egyptian jihadist groups' power to conduct sophisticated, large-scale operations appears to have been suppressed....
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