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AQIE: al Qaeda expanding in Egypt.

With images of dying Islamist protesters in media across the globe, the unrest in Egypt plays into al Qaeda’s narrative of victimization, giving it an ideal opportunity to expand a strategy of exploiting instability it has already used in Libya, Syria and Iraq.READ MORE HERE

Egypt Radical Islamists. Egyptian Salafists rally in Cairo on July 29, 2011. Clashes between rival Salafist groups have increased this year Photo Credit AFP Getty Images

Egypt Radical Islamists. Egyptian Salafists rally in Cairo on July 29, 2011. Clashes between rival Salafist groups have increased this year Photo Credit AFP Getty Images

Egyptian military and intelligence officials say they are preparing to launch an operation against al Qaeda cells that have recently been established in the restive Sinai peninsula. READ STORY HERE