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Egypt: Trial of 12 ISIS-Linked Suspects Adjourned

Egypt: Trial of 12 ISIS-Linked Suspects Adjourned

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 09:45
The High Court of Justice in Cairo, seen here in March. REUTERS/Staff

Judicial authorities in Cairo on Monday adjourned the trial of 12 ISIS suspects who are involved in several terrorist cases, including the targeting of public offices. The trial was postponed until November 24th.

The case at hand includes six arrested suspects, five fugitives and a suspect who was released on parole.

Three of the suspects are accused of forming a terror group aimed at harming social peace and harmony.

The three, according to court orders, had been radicalized by ISIS ideology and sought advancing their agenda through violence against individuals and public institutions.

On another note, three people, including two Egyptian policemen, were shot dead on Monday in an agricultural area in Qalyubia, north of the Egyptian capital Cairo.

A security source said that unknown gunmen opened fire and escaped.

Armed groups have been targeting Egyptian police as well as the military, especially in northern Sinai, for years. The number of attacks, however, has increased since the ouster of former Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

The Egyptian authorities accuse the Muslim Brotherhood, which is classified as a terrorist group, as well as other extremist groups linked to ISIS, for the attacks.

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