The Washington Post features data included EgyptSource’s article, One Year On: Security Under Sisi, in a discussion of the increasing violence and volatile security situation in Egypt under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi:
The principal pitch of Egyptian strongman Abdel Fatah al-Sissi to his sponsors in the Obama administration is that only he and his military-backed regime can end the threat from Islamic extremists and prevent his country of 90 million people from becoming a failed state. But as the second anniversary of the former general’s bloody coup against a democratically elected government approaches, the facts are undeniable: Egypt is becoming steadily more violent and unstable.
In the first four months of 2015, more than 200 people were killed in terrorist attacks, according to the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. The number of incidents rose from twenty-seven in October to 112 in April, according to the data, which was reported by the Atlantic Council. Twice this month, militants have targeted Egypt’s most important tourist attractions, including the pyramids in Giza and the Karnak temple in Luxor. On the Sinai Peninsula, where the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis group is affiliated with the Islamic State, the army claims to have killed 866 insurgents between October and the end of May. But “the attacks have shown no signs of abating,” the Atlantic Council report said.