An al-Qaeda-inspired group based in Sinai is urging Egyptian students who support the ousted Islamist president to continue their protests against the new military-backed government.
The statement by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis is uncommon for a jihadi, al-Qaeda-inspired militant group. Most hard-liners have derided Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and its allies for choosing demonstrations and elections over taking up arms.
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The message from the group, whose name is Arabic for the "Partisans of Jerusalem," was posted on a militant website Saturday.
The group has claimed responsibility for attacks including last month's killing of a senior security officer, saying it was retaliation for the arrest of female Morsi supporters.
Morsi's supporters have kept up protests since the July 3 coup, which followed demonstrations by millions calling for him to leave office.
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