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Aug 15, 2013

Egypt seethes under curfew after hundreds killed

CAIRO (Reuters) – Security forces struggled to clamp a lid on Egypt on Thursday after hundreds of people were killed when authorities forcibly broke up camps of supporters protesting the ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, in the worst nationwide bloodshed in decades.

Islamists clashed with police and troops who used bulldozers, teargas and live fire on Wednesday to clear out two Cairo sit-ins that had become a hub of Muslim Brotherhood resistance to the military after it deposed Mursi on July 3.

Aug 14, 2013

Chaos and blood as Egypt forces storm protest camp

CAIRO (Reuters) – First came the tear gas, the bulldozers and the flames. Then came the bullets and the blood.

Egypt’s security forces arrived after dawn on Wednesday to disperse the camp where thousands of Islamists have held vigil for six weeks. Helicopters roared above. Police fired tear gas into the crowd. Armoured bulldozers knocked down the makeshift walls made of sandbags and piles of rocks.

Aug 14, 2013

Chaos and blood as Egypt forces storm protest camp – witness

CAIRO (Reuters) – First came the tear gas, the bulldozers and the flames. Then came the bullets and the blood.

Egypt’s security forces arrived after dawn on Wednesday to disperse the camp where thousands of Islamists have held vigil for six weeks. Helicopters roared above. Police fired tear gas into the crowd. Armoured bulldozers knocked down the makeshift walls made of sandbags and piles of rocks.

Aug 14, 2013

Witness: Chaos and blood as Egypt forces storm protest camp

CAIRO (Reuters) – First came the tear gas, the bulldozers and the flames. Then came the bullets and the blood.

Egypt’s security forces arrived after dawn on Wednesday to disperse the camp where thousands of Islamists have held vigil for six weeks. Helicopters roared above. Police fired tear gas into the crowd. Armored bulldozers knocked down the makeshift walls made of sandbags and piles of rocks.

Aug 14, 2013

Dozens killed across Egypt as security forces, protesters clash

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces killed at least 29 people on Wednesday when they moved in to clear a camp of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, in a dramatic dawn swoop aimed at ending a six-week standoff in Cairo.

Troops opened fire on demonstrators in clashes that brought chaos to areas of the capital and looked certain to further polarise Egypt’s 84 million people between those who backed Mursi and the millions who opposed his brief rule.

Aug 14, 2013

Egyptian police kill at least 30 in protest crackdown: Brotherhood

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces killed at least 30 people on Wednesday clearing a camp of Cairo protesters who were demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, his Muslim Brotherhood movement said.

The move, around 7 a.m., came after international efforts failed to mediate an end to a six-week political standoff between Mursi’s supporters and the army-backed government which took power after his ouster on July 3.

Aug 12, 2013

Mursi backers call for marches to foil Egypt crackdown

CAIRO (Reuters) – Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi urged Egyptians to take to the streets on Monday to thwart any police crackdown on two Cairo protest camps that Islamists have manned for weeks.

Officials had said police would move at dawn to disperse the camps in what could prove a bloody confrontation with those seeking Mursi’s restitution, but they did not do so, and the demonstrators said they had no intention of giving up.

Aug 11, 2013

Insight: Sinai air strike shows hair-trigger Israel-Egypt security ties

JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) – Just as they were preparing to launch their rocket across the border into Israel on Friday, four Islamist guerrillas in Egypt were killed by a missile.

Al Qaeda blamed Israel for the attack in the Egyptian Sinai near Gaza, where there has been a decade of fighting between Palestinians and Israelis. Israel dismissed reports of its responsibility and said it respected Egypt’s sovereignty.

Aug 11, 2013

Sinai air strike shows hair-trigger Israel-Egypt security ties

JERUSALEM/CAIRO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Just as they were
preparing to launch their rocket across the border into Israel
on Friday, four Islamist guerrillas in Egypt were killed by a
missile.

Al Qaeda blamed Israel for the attack in the Egyptian Sinai
near Gaza, where there has been a decade of fighting between
Palestinians and Israelis. Israel dismissed reports of its
responsibility and said it respected Egypt’s sovereignty.

Aug 11, 2013

Egypt expected to act against pro-Mursi protesters Monday

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police are expected to start taking action early on Monday against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi who are gathered in crowded protest camps in Cairo, security and government sources said, a move which could trigger more bloodshed.

The sites are the main flashpoints in the confrontation between the army, which toppled Mursi last month, and supporters who demand his reinstatement.