Ansar bait Al-Maqdis is group typically operates in North Sinai. it is believed that this group is in charge of many terrorist attacks. nowadays, they mainly fight against the Egyptian military, officers, and police. Also, Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis directed many attacks against Isreal. The definition of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis is Supporters of the Holy House, Supporters of Jerusalem, or Champions of Jerusalem. Many members of this group were members in a jihadi groups before, and their militants are fully trained. the purpose of this blog to provide brief description of Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis’ back ground, leadership, and ideologies in order to understand more about the Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis groups.
Ansar bait al-Maqdis is well advanced group in term of military power. They own advanced weaponry, including man-portable air-defense systems, rocket-propelled grenades, and Grad rockets. According to intelligence reports, the group is thought to have around 1,000members, and many of whom served another jihadi group in the past such as Tawhid wal-Jihad and the Mujahideen Shura Council (MSC) in the Environs of Jerusalem.
Egyption officials have suggested that Ahmed Salam Mabruk has played a leadership role. Ahmad Salam Mabruk has long history in terms of violent extremism militant across the region. Mabruk has strong ties to Ayman al-Zawahiri and Al-Qaeda. He faced charges related to his activity with al-Gama’a al-Islamiya, one of Egypt’s most active extremist groups in the 1990s, and he was released in 2012. The Egyptian military claim that they have killed two of their leaders Ibrahim Mohamed Farag Abu Eita and Shadi Meneai. However, Ansar Bait al-Maqdis has dines his death as well as his leadership of the Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis.
Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis focus was targeting Israel. However, after the removal of the previous president Muhammed Morsi, ABM has shifted action towered the Egyptian government due to the war against Islam, and blocking the boarders between Egypt crossing with Gaza, which was closed after a deadly attack on policemen.
It seems that the Egyptian military are lacking of information about the ABM. Recent news shows that ABM is supporting the Islamic state in Iraq and Sham. However, the ABM members have dined this sort of information. Also, the Egyptian army claims that they have killed Shadi Meneai, who they believe is one of the leaders of ABM. However, ABM dines that Shadi Meneai is killed as well as they dine that Meneai is one of the leaders. The question we must think about, why ABM dines that they join ISIS, and why they dine Meneai’s leadership and death. If this information is true, the most important question is why they are dining it. Moreover, if this information is false, who came up with these sorts of information.