The Giza Criminal Court has postponed the trial of the militant cell known as the “Missiles Cell” to 10 May. There are 36 defendants charged with establishing a “terrorist cell” and committing acts of violence. Out of the 36 defendants, 14 are still at large.
The prosecution accused the defendants of managing an unlawful group with the aim of disrupting constitutional provisions, preventing state institutions from exercising their work, the illegal possession of weapons, and the attempted murder of a civilian.
Furthermore, the Cairo Criminal Court looked Sunday into ‘Ansar Al-Shari’a Brigades’ case, where 23 defendants are charged with killing a police officer and eleven other policemen. This is among other charges that include attempting to kill nine other policemen, and the illegal possession of weapons and explosives.
However, the verdict has yet to be reached as of time of print.
According to state media reports, the group commenced its operations against security personnel following the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in in August 2013. The militant group targeted security personnel whether from the armed forces or the Interior Ministry.
The groups are among many others who are currently targeting security personnel, namely Ajnad Misr and “State of Sinai”, which was formerly known as Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis.