Despite extremist groups in the Sinai such as al-Furqan Brigade and Ansar Beit al-Muqadas sharing the same ideological and practical approach adopted by al-Qaeda, the groups have yet to claim their affiliation to the global militant group. Why is that? What is the organizational structure of these Sinai-based groups? Why do they keep their leaders in the shadows? Why have they not pledged allegiance to similar extremist organizations in different places of the world, such as the Arab Maghreb, Yemen, Iraq or Syria? This week's episode will tackle these questions and more.
Sinai’s militant groups