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Can Egypt’s security stop terrorist attacks by small groups?

A series of assassinations and assassination attempts have been targeting Egypt’s security forces and were claimed by the newly established Hasm movement, which calls for the fall of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s regime.
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CAIRO — On Dec. 19, the Egyptian Ministry of Interior announced the death of Mohammed Ashour Dashisha, one of the Hasm movement’s most dangerous members, after an exchange of fire with the police in a residential neighborhood in 6th of October City.

The ministry said in an official statement that Dashisha had been using an apartment there along with a number of Hasm members to hold meetings and manufacture explosive devices to be used in a series of hostile operations against the army, the police and the judiciary. Once the security forces got close to the apartment, Dashisha opened fire on the troops who fired back and killed him, while a soldier was shot dead as well, according to the statement.

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