The Furqan Brigades is a group based out of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula which support al-Qaeda’s ideology but may not be directly linked to the terrorist group. Little is known about the Furqan Brigades’ leadership, and it only rose to prominence when the two attacks in the Suez Canal were made public in 2013. A statement released by the Furqan Brigades in September said, “After becoming fed up with criminal practices such as sieges of mosques, killing and displacement of Muslims, detentions of Muslim scholars, and the vicious attack by Egypt’s Crusaders on Islam and its people and mosques, the Furqan Brigades declare their responsibility for targeting the international waterway of the Suez Canal which is the artery of the commerce of the nations of disbelief and tyranny. By the graces of God, it was carried out with two RPG rounds [on August 31] amid their weak guards.”VideoVideo: 2013 Al Furqan Brigades claimed responsibility for October attack on a…
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