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Egyptian troops clear pro-Morsi sit-ins; Brotherhood says 120 killed

Posted By admin On August 14, 2013 @ 5:10 am In World News | Comments Disabled

YNet News [1]
August 14, 2013

Egyptian security forces killed at least 120 people and injured more than 800 others on Wednesday while clearing two sit-in camps of supporters of the country’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi [2], the Muslim Brotherhood [3] said.

An Egyptian Health Ministry spokesman said only 26 civilians have been injured in the morning’s crackdown in Cairo [4], and no civilians have been killed.

The state news agency reported that two members of Egypt’s security forces were shot dead while breaking one of the protest camps.

The move, around 7 am, 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.

With the Brotherhood calling on its supporters to take to the streets, the violence risked further destabilising a pivotal Arab nation and endangering hopes for democratic government.

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[1] YNet News: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4417525,00.html

[2] Morsi: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4417161,00.html

[3] Brotherhood: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4286747,00.html

[4] Cairo: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4408671,00.html

[5] Obama scrambles to save Morsi after Muslim Brotherhood rejects Egyptian army ultimatum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-scrambles-to-save-morsi-after-muslim-brotherhood-rejects-egyptian-army-ultimatum.html

[6] 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

[7] Report: 120 killed in army attack on pro-Morsi sit-in: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-120-killed-in-army-attack-on-pro-morsi-sit-in.html

[8] Muslim Brotherhood offices torched, Morsi on defensive: http://www.prisonplanet.com/muslim-brotherhood-offices-torched-morsi-on-defensive.html

[9] Egyptian journalist tours brutal Muslim Brotherhood torture facility: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egyptian-journalist-tours-brutal-muslim-brotherhood-torture-facility.html

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