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The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014 edited by Bellal, Annyssa (1st December 2015)

Part II Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Situations of Armed Conflict in 2014, Armed conflict in Egypt in 2014

Annyssa Bellal

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2014

Edited By: Annyssa Bellal

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 May 2019

Subject(s):
Military assistance — Armed conflict, international — Armed conflict, non-international — War crimes — Belligerence — Belligerents — Humanitarian intervention — Armed forces

This chapter provides an overview of the ongoing armed conflict in Egypt between the Egyptian armed forces and the armed group known as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) and the Muslim Brotherhood. It presents key casualty data gathered by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED). All parties to the conflict were bound by customary international humanitarian law (IHL) and human rights law, as Egypt is a state party to the four 1949 Geneva Conventions and to other various international treaties. The present conflict stems from the resignation of President Mohamed Morsi, which sparked a battle between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis for control of the nation. According to ACLED, there were at least 712 fatalities related to Ansar Beit al-Maqdis in 2014, with the highest deaths coming from July, September, and October which saw over 100 casualties per month.

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