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Egypt army chief warns: Political unrest could topple state

Posted By admin On January 29, 2013 @ 6:31 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
Jan 29, 2013

CAIRO – The head of the Egyptian military warned political conflict could lead to the collapse of the state and said protecting the Suez Canal was one of the main objectives of the army deployment to nearby cities shaken by violence.

Protesters defied a curfew in towns along the Suez Canal overnight, attacking police stations after President Mohamed Morsi imposed emergency rule [2] to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people.

The remarks of General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is also defense minister, were published on the official Facebook page of the army spokesman.

Full article here [1]


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[1] Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=301370

[2] imposed emergency rule: http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=301326

[3] Mansour sworn in as Egyptian head of state; Morsi held by army; at least 14 killed in clashes: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mansour-sworn-in-as-egyptian-head-of-state-morsi-held-by-army-at-least-14-killed-in-clashes.html

[4] Morsi gives Egypt’s army police powers, right to arrest: http://www.prisonplanet.com/morsi-gives-egypts-army-police-powers-right-to-arrest.html

[5] Egypt imposes state of emergency after 95 people killed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-imposes-state-of-emergency-after-95-people-killed.html

[6] Egypt draft constitution may ban religious political parties – report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-draft-constitution-may-ban-religious-political-parties-report.html

[7] Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi remains defiant as fears of civil war grow: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypts-mohamed-morsi-remains-defiant-as-fears-of-civil-war-grow.html

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