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The EGYPTIAN CRISIS began with the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Egyptian revolution of 2011
, when hundreds of thousands of Egyptians
took to the streets in an ideologically and socially diverse mass protest movement that ultimately forced longtime president Hosni Mubarak from office. A protracted political crisis ensued, with the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces taking control of the country until a series of popular elections brought the Muslim Brotherhood to power . However, disputes between elected Islamist president Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
and secularists continued until the anti-government protests in June 2013 that lead to the overthrow of Morsi in 2013, in what has been variably described as a coup d\'état or as an ending to the second revolution, or both. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
, who announced the overthrow of Morsi, then became the leader of Egypt
the following year, winning election to the presidency in a landslide victory described by EU observers as free but not necessarily fair. Nonetheless, Sisi's election was widely recognized, and the political situation has largely stabilized since he officially took power; however, some protests have continued despite a government crackdown. The crisis has also spawned an ongoing insurgency led by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis in the Sinai peninsula
Sinai peninsula
, which became increasingly intertwined with the regional conflict against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
later in 2014.


* 1 Background

* 2 Events

* 2.1 Revolution * 2.2 SCAF regime * 2.3 Presidency of Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
* 2.4 Mass protests and coup d\'état

* 2.5 Post-coup unrest

* 2.5.1 Election of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

* 3 Impact

* 3.1 Sinai insurgency * 3.2 Nationwide insurgency * 3.3 Deaths * 3.4 Economy

* 4 See also * 5 References


Main articles: History of Egypt under Hosni Mubarak and History of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Before Mubarak took command of the Egyptian government, the third President of Egypt
, Anwar Sadat
Anwar Sadat
, had been in office since 1970. President Sadat had significantly changed the course of Egypt, reinstating a multi-party system and allowing for an increase in foreign investment , among other measures. Also, during Sadat's presidency Egypt
both fought in the Yom Kippur War
Yom Kippur War
against Israel and, five years later, successfully negotiated the Camp David Accords ; this allowed the country to regain sovereignty over the Sinai Peninsula that Israel had been in control of since 1967 . Because of these negotiations and their outcome, both he and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Menachem Begin
were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
in 1978, which made Sadat the first Muslim
Nobel laureate. On 6 October 1981, President Sadat was assassinated in Cairo
during the annual celebrations of Operation Badr by members of Egyptian Islamic Jihad , an Islamist terrorist group. About a week after Sadat's assassination, then Vice-President Hosni Mubarak took office as President, an action that was approved through a referendum of the People\'s Assembly .

During his presidency , Mubarak pursued policies similar to those of his predecessor, including a commitment to the Camp David Accords; these negotiations are thought to be one of the reasons Egyptian Islamic Jihad members decided to assassinate President Sadat. Another cause for discontent among Egyptian citizens was Mubarak's administration's disputed human rights record . In this context, and after nearly 30 years of Mubarak's rule, the President was ousted following 18 days of demonstrations in Tahrir Square
Tahrir Square
during the Egyptian revolution of 2011
Egyptian revolution of 2011



Main article: Egyptian revolution of 2011
Egyptian revolution of 2011
TOP: Tahrir Square protestsers on February 9; BOTTOM: The main headquarters of the National Democratic Party on fire.

Unhappiness among many Egyptians
with the autocratic rule of 30-year President Hosni Mubarak boiled over in late January 2011 amid the Arab Spring , a series of popular protests and uprisings across the region. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians
occupied several public places across Egypt, including Cairo's Tahrir Square
Tahrir Square
, holding out despite efforts by Mubarak loyalists and police to dislodge them, most notably during the infamous "Battle of the Camel ". In the beginning, tensions were high between the police and protesters with violence breaking out in Suez
and Alexandria
. The government took a hard line, using riot-control tactics, and shutting down the internet and telecom networks. But by the 28th the protests were continuing and the police had retreated. Mubarak offered some concessions, among them was appointing Omar Suleiman
Omar Suleiman
to the long-vacant office of vice president . He also announced that he would not seek re-election. None of this satisfied protesters, and under international pressure and lacking the support of Egypt's powerful military , Mubarak handed over power to Suleiman on 10 February 2011 and resigned as president the following day. The 18-day uprising left at least 846 civilians killed and more than 6,400 injured, according to a government fact-finding mission's report.

The Muslim Brotherhood declared it would throw its support behind the protests two days after they began. Authorities ordered an overnight crackdown on the group, and the following day, January 28, they rounded up several senior Brotherhood figures, among them was Mohamed Morsi who would later become the country's president in 2012. Amid growing instability that day (the "Friday of Anger ") as well as on January 29, a number of police officers and other security personnel were killed, mainly as part of the systematic torching of police stations and orchestrated attacks on prisons across the country, during which Morsi among other Muslim Brotherhood leaders were able to escape.

The number of protesters overwhelmed the police. They were forced to retreat from several parts of Cairo, eventually losing their grip on the country. This was mostly due to the panic among police officers during the jailbreaks and the riots. Police brutality and the excessive use of force against demonstrators also contributed to the Interior Ministry 's withdrawal. Simultaneously, the government deployed the army in response to increasing lawlessness that day. The military, however, decided to remain neutral during the uprising despite a heavy presence of troops on the streets, especially in Cairo and Suez.


Main article: Timeline of the Egyptian Crisis under the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces

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After Hosni Mubarak 's resignation on the night of 11 February 2011, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) under Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
assumed control of the country. This period was marked by major protests calling for the end of military rule and multiple tragedies, the worst being the Port Said stadium disaster . Despite the turbulence of the transitional period in Egypt
, polls have shown that the SCAF has enjoyed wide legitimacy from the Egyptian people and general confidence in their ability to provide free elections. A poll in October 2011 showed that 91.7% of Egyptians
have confidence in the SCAF to provide the conditions for free elections. The SCAF at that time had a general approval rating of 40.6%. The parliamentary elections were held in the end of 2011 and was accepted widely as 1 of the very rare free and fair elections in modern Egyptian history. The Muslim Brotherhood 's Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) took 44% of the seats and the "salafist" Al-Noor Party took 25% of the seats, thus providing an "islamist" domination of more than 69% of the parliament.


Main articles: Egyptian presidential election, 2012 and 2012–13 Egyptian protests

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In June 2012, presidential elections were held and Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
won 51.7% of the vote versus 48.3% for Ahmed Shafik . President Morsi, a leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), resigned from both organizations and took office on 30 June 2012. This marked the end of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces transition period. Of note is that on the 14th of June 2012, just a 2 days before the second round of the presidential elections, the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt, who was not changed since appointment by the Mubarak regime, issued a judgement to the dissolve the parliament that was elected after the revolution and ruled that the army-backed candidate could stay in the race, in what was widely seen as a double blow for the Muslim
Brotherhood. The SCAF implemented this decision on the 16th of June 2012 and forbid members by force from entering the parliamentary building. The SCAF also produced a "constitutional declaration" that gave the army officials, who were also not changed since the Mubarak regime exclusive political powers.

These actions were denounced as a coup by opposition leaders of all kinds and many within the Brotherhood, who feared that they will lose much of the political ground they have gained since Hosni Mubarak was ousted 16 months before.

On 22 November 2012, after granting himself the powers to "protect" the constitution-writing committee from dissolution by the court, and the power to legislate without judicial oversight or review of his acts until a new parliament is elected. Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
followed his decrees by making an effort to push through a referendum on an Islamist-supported draft constitution , that was drafted by the constitution-writing committee that was elected by the post-revolution parliament.

The move had been criticized by Mohamed ElBaradei who stated "Morsi today usurped all state powers max-width:189px"> LEFT: Rabaa al-Adaweya Square packed with Muslim Brotherhood supporters.

Violent clashes erupted in the aftermath of the overthrow (referred to by some media outlets as the Egyptian crisis ) following the 3 July 2013 removal of President Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
of Egypt
by the Egyptian Armed Forces amid popular demonstrations against Morsi's rule. Prior to the anti-government protests, many pro-Morsi protesters amassed near the Rabia Al-Adawiya Mosque , originally to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Morsi's inauguration, but in the wake of the overthrow, their message then changed to call for Morsi's return to power and condemn the military, while others demonstrated in support of the military and interim government. Deadly clashes erupted on several days, with two particularly bloody incidents being described by Muslim Brotherhood officials as "massacres perpetrated by security forces." In mid-August, the sit-ins at Rabaa and Nahda were about to end, as security forces raided them on August 14th , which led to 638 deaths, and the government declaring a month-long nighttime curfew. The curfew has since ended.

On 24 March 2014, an Egyptian court sentenced 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death in the wake of an attack on a police station. By May 2014, approximately 16,000 people (and as high as more than 40,000 by one independent count), mostly Brotherhood members or supporters, have been imprisoned since the coup.

Until 2015, attacks and bombings against police by unidentified armed groups and members of Muslim Brotherhood continued, as well as police operations, with more than 300 victims.

Election Of Abdel Fattah El-Sisi

Main article: Egyptian presidential election, 2014

General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
emerged as a massively popular figure in post-coup Egypt, and he eventually declared his candidacy for president in the 2014 elections . According to results from the Egyptian elections authority, he won 96.9% of the vote, rivaling numbers reported for Hosni Mubarak in periodic elections and referendums during his reign as president. Nonetheless, al-Sisi's election was widely recognized internationally.



Main article: Sinai insurgency

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An increase in militant activity by Islamists initiating as a fallout of the 2011 Egyptian revolution drew a harsh response from interim Egyptian government in mid-2011 known as Operation Eagle . However, attacks against government and foreign facilities in the area have continued by mid-2012, resulting in a massive crackdown by the new Egyptian government nicknamed Operation Sinai .


Main article: Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)
Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)

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There is a new wave of terrorism since the 2013 transition.


At least 5,540 people have died during the crisis.

* 2011 revolution : 846 * Transition : 300+ * Sinai insurgency : 1,627 * 2012–13 Egyptian protests : 127+ * Post-coup unrest in Egypt (2013–2014) : 3,143+ * Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)
Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)
: 570+


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Egyptian economy is still suffering from a severe downturn following the 2011 revolution and the government faces numerous challenges as to how to restore growth, market and investor confidence. Political and institutional uncertainty, a perception of rising insecurity and sporadic unrest continue to negatively affect economic growth.

Real GDP growth slowed to just 2.2 percent year on year in October–December 2012/13 and investments declined to 13 percent of GDP in July–December 2012. The economic slowdown contributed to a rise in unemployment, which stood at 13 percent at end-December 2012, with 3.5 million people out of work.


Wikimedia Commons has media related to EGYPTIAN REVOLUTION OF 2011 .

* Arab Spring
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* History of the Republic of Egypt
* University on the Square: Documenting Egypt\'s 21st century Revolution


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Egyptian crisis (2011–14)
Egyptian crisis (2011–14)

Part of the Arab Spring
Arab Spring
and Arab Winter



* Revolution of 2011

* Timeline * Resignation of Hosni Mubarak * Domestic responses * International reactions


* Timeline * Muslim Brotherhood (post-Mubarak) * Trials and judicial hearings * Human rights in Egypt
under the SCAF

* Reform process

* Constitutional review committee * 2011 constitutional referendum * 2011 Constitutional Declaration

* 2011 attack on the Israeli Embassy in Egypt
* Maspero demonstrations * November 2011 Tahrir clashes * Port Said Stadium riot

* Elections

* 2011–12 parliamentary election * 2012 Shura Council election * 2012 presidential election


* Timeline

* Reform process

* Constituent Assembly * 2012 constitutional referendum * 2012 Constitution

* 2012–13 protests * June 2013 protests * 2013 coup d\'état


* 2013–14 post-coup unrest

* Republican Guard HQ clashes * August 2013 Rabaa massacre * Kerdasa massacre * Battle of Kerdasa

* Bombings

* December 2013 Mansoura * January 2014 Cairo

* Reform process

* 2014 constitutional referendum * 2014 Constitution

* 2014 presidential election


* Operation Eagle * August 2011 attacks * August 2012 attack * Operation Sinai * 2014 Taba bus bombing * October 2014 attacks



* Tahrir Square
Tahrir Square
* Qasr al-Nil Bridge * Rabaa Al-Adawiya Mosque * 6th October Bridge


* Sidi Bishr

Mubarak government


* Hosni Mubarak (President) * Omar Suleiman
Omar Suleiman
(Vice President)


* Ahmed Nazif (Prime Minister, Cabinet ) * Ahmed Shafik (Prime Minister, Cabinet ) * Ahmed Aboul Gheit (Foreign Minister) * Habib el-Adly (Interior Minister)


* Gamal Mubarak
Gamal Mubarak
* Ahmed Ezz * Zakaria Azmi * Ahmad Fathi Sorour * Safwat El-Sherif * Hussein Salem

Tantawi government


* Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
(Chairman) * Sami Hafez Anan * Mohab Mamish * Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed * Abd El Aziz Seif-Eldeen


* Kamal Ganzouri (Prime Minister) * Mohamed Kamel Amr (Foreign Minister)

Morsi government


* Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi
(President) * Mahmoud Mekki (Vice President)


* Hesham Qandil (Prime Minister, Cabinet ) * Mohamed Kamel Amr (Foreign Minister) * Ahmed Gamal el-Din (Interior Minister)


* Khairat El-Shater * Mohammed Badie * Essam el-Erian * Saad El-Katatni * Mohamed Beltagy * Safwat Hegazi


* Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution * We are all Khaled Said * April 6 Youth Movement * Kefaya * Revolutionary Socialists * Strong Egypt
Party * Costa Salafis * Al-Ahly Ultras * Zamalek’s Ultras White Knights * Mosireen * National Association for Change * Muslim Brotherhood Youth * Tamarod * The Third Square * Masmou3 * Road of the Revolution Front


* Mohamed ElBaradei * Hamdeen Sabahi
Hamdeen Sabahi
* Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh
Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh
* Bothaina Kamel * George Ishak * Mohamed Soliman * Khaled Ali * Kamal Khalil * Kamal Abbas * Ayman Nour * Kamal el-Fayoumi * Sameh Naguib * Hisham Bastawisy
Hisham Bastawisy


* Wael Ghonim * Mahmoud Badr * Ahmed Maher * Hossam el-Hamalawy * Gihan Ibrahim * Wael Khalil * Wael Abbas * Nawara Negm * Alaa Abd El-Fattah * Mona Seif * Asmaa Mahfouz * Israa Abdel Fattah * Maikel Nabil Sanad * Ahmed Douma * Mohammed Adel

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Major revolts and riots in modern Egypt


* ‘Urabi Revolt
‘Urabi Revolt
(1879–1882) * Egyptian revolution of 1919 * Helwan riots (1945) * 1945 Anti-Jewish riots in Egypt
* Cairo
fire (1952) * Egyptian revolution of 1952
Egyptian revolution of 1952
* Corrective Revolution (1971) * 1977 Egyptian bread riots
1977 Egyptian bread riots
* 1986 Egyptian conscripts riot * 2000 Kosheh lynchings * 2005 Alexandria
riot * 2008 Egyptian general strike


* Egyptian revolution of 2011
Egyptian revolution of 2011
* 2011 Maspero demonstrations * Sinai insurgency (2011–present) * 2012–13 Egyptian protests * 2013 Egyptian coup d\'état * Post-coup unrest in Egypt (2013–2014) * Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)
Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)

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Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)

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Burundian unrest (2015–present)

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Somali Civil War

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* Bophuthatswana crisis (1994) * Caprivian conflict (1994-99) * SADC intervention in Lesotho (1998-99) * RENAMO insurgency (2013–present)


* War on Terror
War on Terror

* Arab Spring
Arab Spring

* Arab Winter

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List of modern conflicts in the Middle East


* World War I
World War I

* Middle Eastern theatre * Arab Revolt
Arab Revolt
* Armenian Genocide
Armenian Genocide
* Assyrian genocide

* Unification of Saudi Arabia
Unification of Saudi Arabia
* Simko Shikak revolt * Egyptian revolution of 1919

* Turkish War of Independence
Turkish War of Independence

* Greco-Turkish War * Turkish–Armenian War * Franco-Turkish War * Revolts

* Mahmud Barzanji revolts
Mahmud Barzanji revolts


* Franco-Syrian War
Franco-Syrian War
* Iraqi revolt against the British * Sectarian conflict in Mandatory Palestine * Adwan Rebellion * Arab separatism in Khuzestan
Arab separatism in Khuzestan
* Great Syrian Revolt
Great Syrian Revolt
* Sheikh Said rebellion * 1921 Persian coup d\'état


* Ararat rebellion * Ahmed Barzani revolt * Simele massacre * Saudi–Yemeni War (1934) * Goharshad Mosque rebellion * 1935–36 Iraqi Shia revolts * 1935 Yazidi revolt * Dersim rebellion
Dersim rebellion


* World War II
World War II

* Italian bombing of Palestine * Anglo-Iraqi War
Anglo-Iraqi War
* Syria–Lebanon Campaign
Syria–Lebanon Campaign
* Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran

* 1943 Barzani revolt * Alwaziri coup * Al-Wathbah uprising

* Kurdish separatism in Iran
Kurdish separatism in Iran

* Iran crisis of 1946
Iran crisis of 1946


* Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Israeli–Palestinian conflict


* Egyptian revolution of 1952
Egyptian revolution of 1952
* 1953 Iranian coup d\'état * Jebel Akhdar War * Cypriot ethnic crisis * Yemeni–Adenese clan violence * 1958 Lebanon crisis
1958 Lebanon crisis
* 1958 Iraqi revolution * 1959 Mosul uprising


* Iraqi–Kurdish conflict

* First Iraqi-Kurdish War

* Dhofar Rebellion * NORTH YEMEN CIVIL WAR * Feb. 1963 Iraqi coup * 8th March Syrian Revolution * Nov. 1963 Iraqi coup * Aden Emergency
Aden Emergency
* 1964 Hama riot
1964 Hama riot
* 1966 Syrian coup d\'état


* Black September
Black September
in Jordan * 1972 North Yemen–South Yemen war * Turkish invasion of Cyprus
Turkish invasion of Cyprus
* LEBANESE CIVIL WAR * Political violence in Turkey (1976–80) * Libyan–Egyptian War * Islamist uprising in Syria * NDF Rebellion

* Iranian Revolution
Iranian Revolution

* Consolidation of the Iranian Revolution
Iranian Revolution

* 1979 Qatif Uprising * Grand Mosque seizure
Grand Mosque seizure


* Sadr uprising (1980) * IRAN–IRAQ WAR * 1980 Turkish coup d\'état

* Kurdish separatism in Turkey

* Turkey-PKK conflict

* South Yemen Civil War * 1986 Egyptian conscripts riot * 1986 Damascus bombings * Mecca massacre * Abu Nidal\'s executions


* GULF WAR (1990–1991) * 1991 uprisings in Iraq * Terror campaign in Egypt
(1990s) * Yemeni Civil War (1994) * Islamic insurgency in Saudi Arabia (2000–present) * Operation Desert Fox * al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen * 1999 Shia uprising in Iraq


* IRAQ WAR * Balochi insurgency in Iran * 2004 al-Qamishli riots * Houthi insurgency in Yemen

* Iran–Israel proxy conflict

* 2006 Lebanon conflict

* Fatah–Hamas conflict * Nahr al-Bared fighting * 2008 conflict in Lebanon * South Yemen insurgency * 2009–10 Iranian election protests


* Bahraini uprising

* Egyptian Crisis

* Sinai insurgency * Insurgency in Egypt (2013–present)