Ashmawy, a dismissed army officer, has become a militant in recent years and is likely to have been involved in the Oasis attack on police forces, leading the government to deem him among the most dangerous terrorists. “He was committed and not extremist, watching TV with us and a football fan,” one officer acquainted with him told Reuters. In 2007, Ashmawy was referred to a military court after being warned not to repeat his provocative words against the army. In 2012, he joined the Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terrorist group, according to security officials. Sherif, Abu Muhannad and Abu Omar al-Mohager are all nicknames for the same terrorist: Ashmawy.
Source: Egypt Independent October 08, 2018 15:09 UTC