Egypt court declared Islamic State of Iraq and Syria a terrorist group

Dec 1, 2014 13:03 IST

An Egyptian court on 30 November 2014 declared the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group as a terrorist organization and banned it in the country.

The court in its ruling added that it considers all of the Islamic State's affiliates to be terrorist organizations as well.

According to the verdict, Ansar Beit al-Maqdis or Champions of Jerusalem, a jihadi group based in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in November 2014 will also be designated as a terrorist group.


This jihadi group regularly attacks Egyptian security forces and has declared responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks.

The Court’s verdict came on a plea filed by a lawyer in which he demanded that the group should be labeled as terrorist group.

The ISIS has carved out a self-styled Islamic caliphate in territory that it controls in Syria and Iraq.

 

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