According to media reports, Mohamed El-Zawahiri, the former leader of Islamic Jihad, said that he was prepared to help mediate an end to the conflict between jihadists and the Egyptian military in the Sinai Peninsula.
“I would require guarantees from the state that it will follow through on its promises to the jihadists.”
He claimed the government still treated him as an unacceptable party despite the fact that he had offered to mediate an end to the conflict in Sinai.
Mohamed El-Zawahiri was among 59 jihadist prisoners released in March 2011. He was later rearrested and tried by a military court on various charges but acquitted in March 2012.