33 articles tagged "Egypt's military coup"
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Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi
Gen. El-Sisi’s Total Control of Egyptian Intelligence Files Used to Smash Muslim Brotherhood
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2013, 12:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egyptian strongman Gen. El-Sisi used secret intelligence files out of Brotherhood reach and the element of surprise to overthrow its rule and place its leaders behind bars.

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Four Mid East Intel Agencies Who Lent a Helping Hand to Gen. El-Sisi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2013, 12:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egyptian intelligence has asked for Israel help in tracking down Mahmoud Izzat Ibrahim, newly-anointed Brotherhood Supreme Guide, last seen holed up in Gaza.

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Egyptian army
How Gen. El-Sisi got the Muslim Brotherhood on the run
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly August 21, 2013, 10:30 AM (GMT+02:00)

Since unseating Mohamed Morsi on July 3, Egypt’s top soldier Gen. Abdel-Fateh El-Sisi has kept a large step ahead of his targets. DEBKA Weekly’s issue #600 out last Friday revealed the secrets of the Egyptian military ruler’s tactics. How he disarmed the Muslim Brotherhood and placed 10 out of 15 Brotherhood leaders behind bars. Most of all, he decides alone without aides or advisers – or even confiding in fellow generals. So no one can tell when and where the axe will fall next. To subscribe to DEBKA Weekly, click here

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Saudi King Abdullah backs Gen. Sissi
Saudi King Abdullah backs Egypt’s military ruler, warns against outside interference
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2013, 10:33 PM (GMT+02:00)

Condemned roundly by the West, Egypt’s military rulers received a powerful shot in the arm Friday, Aug. 16, with an unprecedented public assurance by Saudi King Abdullah of the kingdom’s support for Egypt in the fight “against terrorism” – (euphemism for the Muslim Brotherhood). In a statement over official Al-Ekhbariya TV Friday, he said Egypt’s stability is targeted by “haters,” and warned that anyone that interferes in Egypt’s internal affairs seeks to “waken sedition.” debkafile was the first to reveal Saudi backing for Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi.

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Mr. X, secret Brotherhood leader
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood goes underground, hides command structure in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2013, 6:27 PM (GMT+02:00)

On July 22, debkafile revealed the escape to Gaza of six Muslim Brotherhood officials after Morsi’s ouster. Headed by Mahmud Izzat Ibrahim, they set up a command center at the Gaza Beach Hotel for an uprising against the military.  It now transpires that after their election, the Brothers never dismantled their paramilitary underground and Ibrahim was the “Mr. X” who manipulated their front politicians and Supreme Guide. The Egyptian army and Israel can help each other destroy this center of resistance and beat off jihadi terror from Sinai and Gaza.

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Saudi spy chief calls on Russian president in Moscow
Putin visit to Cairo impending. El-Sisi moves to outlaw Brotherhood. US in blocking mode
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2013, 10:08 AM (GMT+02:00)

President Vladimir Putin is set to visit to Cairo – possibly next Wednesday Aug. 7 – after Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan told him King Abdullah was in favor of the trip, debkafile reports exclusively. Bandar did not rule out the signing of a large Russian arms sale to Egypt, bankrolled by Riyadh. Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi is resolved to break up Muslim Brotherhood protests and outlaw the movement in consultation with the judiciary. The Obama administration is fighting to arrest the avalanche threatening its Middle East policies.

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Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi - Egypt's next president?
Egypt’s military strongman Gen. El-Sisi will run for president
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2013, 9:36 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt’s Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi will run for president – possibly before the end of the year, debkafile reports exclusively. He plans to launch a short election campaign on August 15. Untroubled by US and European criticism, the general is restoring the Egyptian army to political center. And like former presidents Nasser, Sadat and Mubarak, he will repress the Muslim Brotherhood. Washington’s answer is the appointment as ambassador to Cairo of former envoy to Damascus Robert Ford, who excelled in building ties with the Syrian opposition.

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Scenes at the Muslim Brotherhood rally
Egypt’s Interior Minister: Pro-Morsi sit-ins will be dealt with soon
DEBKAfile Special Report July 27, 2013, 1:28 PM (GMT+02:00)

Mohamed Ibrahim, Minister of Interior, blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the deadly Cairo clashes on Saturday and denied officers had fired live rounds to break up its protest. They had however, suffered wounds from buckshot fired by protesters, said the minister. According to Ibrahim, the officers used tear gas to disperse protesters on a bridge for fear it would collapse. He accused the pro-Morsi camp of exaggerating the number of casualties, which stood officially at 65 killed and 700 wounded and certainly ran into scores.

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Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisis addresses the nation
Defying US warnings of civil war, Egyptian military to crack down on armed protest and mounting terrorism
DEBKAfile Special Report July 25, 2013, 11:07 AM (GMT+02:00)

Braving Washington’s warning of civil strife, Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is not backing away from his resolve to quickly crack down, even by military force, on armed protesters using live bullets on city streets and generating chaos, on Salafist terror in Sinai coupled with a Muslim Brotherhood uprising, and on its Palestinian Hamas collaborators in the Gaza Strip. debkafile: The general’s call for mass rallies Friday in support of the military and against the Muslim Brotherhood carries a high risk of tipping Egypt into civil war.

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Gaza Beach Hotel: Muslim Brotherhood uprising command post
Six Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood highups flee to Gaza, set up command post for uprising
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2013, 6:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

Six Muslim Brotherhood officials have escaped from Egypt and arrived in the Gaza Strip to lead the movement’s uprising against the military, debkafile discloses exclusively. Headed by Mahmud Izzat Ibrahim, a Supreme Guide deputy known as the MB’s ‘iron man,” the group has set up a command post at the Gaza Beach Hotel and is working in close conjunction with Hamas and armed Al Qaeda-linked Salafist Bedouin in Sinai. The Egyptian army may be planning to raid the hotel and bring the MB escapees to trial in Cairo.

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Egyptian troops in Sinai
Egypt set for Fattah 2 offensive on Sinai Islamist terror. Gaza sealed. US and Israeli forces on alert
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013, 1:45 AM (GMT+02:00)

An Egyptian military offensive, dubbed Fattah 2 (Conquest 2), begins Friday, July 19 against a coalition of Salafists and Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and Jihad Islami groups terrorizing Sinai.  Egypt’s Second Army and Third Army chiefs lead the campaign from command centers in El Arish and central Sinai. The Gaza Strip exits are sealed. Israeli forces along the Egyptian and Gaza borders are on alert, so too are the 2,600 Marines aboard two US amphibious helicopter carriers off the Red Sea shores of Southern Sinai and the Gulf of Suez.

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The Coming Sinai Warfront Stretches from the Gaza Strip to Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

Egypt has dubbed its Sinai campaign which kicks off Friday Fattah 2 (Conquest 2). Conducted in cooperation with Israel with US support, it aims to purge the lawless territory of Islamist terrorists.

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William Burns
US, Western Policies in Disarray in Egypt and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

US and EU diplomats arriving in Cairo barely received a hearing from Egypt’s generals. From Syrian rebels the US and the West heard bitter recriminations about their desertion.

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Why is the Muslim Brotherhood in Decline in the Arab World?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

There are five good reasons why the Muslim Brotherhoood’s single term in power in Cairo – and only for one year – will not be repeated.

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Tayyip Edrogan
Morsi’s Friends in Doha and Ankara Are Going, Going, Gone…
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

Turkish Prime minister has lost his friends after the Muslim Brotherhood was ousted in Cairo and burned his bridges to the US president after reneging on promises. He now faces a wave of angry anti-government protest.

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US Dep. Secretary of State William Burns in Cairo
Egypt’s Gen. El-Sisi tells visiting US official: Don’t bully Cairo by threats to suspend military aid
DEBKAfile Special Report July 15, 2013, 10:10 PM (GMT+02:00)

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, the first senior US official to visit Cairo since the military coup, had a tough two-hour conversation with Defense minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Monday. The general advised Washington to be more realistic about Egypt. Burns called for an Egypt that is "stable, democratic, inclusive and tolerant." El-Sisi replied that in ousting Morsi, the military had obeyed the authentic will of the Egyptian people. He implied bilateral military ties might suffer if the US suspended military aid to Egypt.

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USS Kearsage, USS San Antonio opposite Egypt
Washington’s push against Egyptian, Israeli go-it-alone military steps. US marines deployed off Suez, Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2013, 12:51 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Obama administration is exhibiting strong disapproval of Israel’s independent military action against Syria and of the Egyptian army’s steps against the Muslim Brotherhood. debkafile: Washington is also put out by the campaign the Egyptian army has launched, with Israel’s active support, to root out the Islamist Salafist and Hamas terror blighting Sinai. US warships and marines are deployed off Egypt’s Red sea coast to warn the Egyptian generals not to go too far and also, if necessary, secure Suez Canal shipping and intervene in Sinai.

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Salafist gunmen on Jabal Al-Halal, Sinai
Israel allows an Egyptian Apache gunship base in Sinai to combat Islamist terror
DEBKAfile Special Report July 12, 2013, 6:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli military sources reported Friday, July 12, that an Egyptian Apache gunship flying over the Gaza Strip had strayed off-course. debkafile: The Egyptian helicopter was not off-course; its mission was to block the two-way, inter-terror traffic ongoing between Sinai and the Gaza Strip. The Apaches at the new Egyptian military helicopter base in El Arish enabled Egyptian forces Friday - for the first time - to strike Hamas targets in Gaza and also reach al Qaeda-affiliated Salafists in their Jabal Al-Halal mountain strongholds of central Sinai.

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Middle East Players Move on, Build Blocs without a By-Your-Leave from Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2013, 11:02 PM (GMT+02:00)

New blocs are taking shape in the Middle East filling in the blanks left by Obama administration policies. US allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are stepping in to usurp the waning US influence in Cairo.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Military Cooperation with Egypt Is Israel’s Passport to the Arabian Gulf Club
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2013, 11:02 PM (GMT+02:00)

Netanyahu like King Abdullah proved able to think on their feet in the Egyptian crisis and act directly without referring to Washington. Israeli intel and drones made available to support Egyptian offensive against the Muslim Brotherhood and Sinai Salafists.

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