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Egypt Forces Clash With Morsy Supporters

egypt-protestsThe Muslim Brotherhood says nothing will stop its “glorious revolution” in Egypt — not even the death of more than 500 people.

The violence began when Egyptian security forces stormed two makeshift camps to clear out ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsy.

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CAIRO, Egypt – Thousands of protesters defied a government-imposed curfew Friday evening, staying put at Cairo’s Ramses Square and in the streets.

egypt-fridayNightfall threatened to increase tensions even more in Egypt as the military said it would “deal firmly” with anyone who breaches the curfew.

The protesters, mostly supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy, filed into the streets after afternoon prayers, promising a “Friday of anger.”

The fear is that the skirmishes foreshadow a violent wave similar to one that broke out Wednesday when hundreds were killed.

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WASHINGTON –  The death toll from the violence engulfing Egypt rose Thursday to more than 600, as supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi vowed to continue their protests despite a crackdown by the military-backed government.

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At least 638 people were killed and 3,994 injured in clashes ignited Wednesday when security forces broke up two sit-ins by protesters loyal to Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood, according to a Health Ministry official quoted by Egypt’s Al Ahram newspaper. The dead, mostly Morsi supporters, include at least 43 police officers.

The bloodshed stunned world leaders. President Obama on Thursday canceled a joint military exercise with Egypt and said he was ordering a review of other steps the United States might take.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which claimed more than 2,000 people had died nationwide after police stormed two pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo, vowed to continue protesting until the former president is reinstated.

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Military uses tear gas to in disperse rock-throwing crowds in Egypt. (Screen grab)

CAIRO — Egypt, including its capital Cairo, teetered on the edge early Thursday as clashes persisted following the bloodiest day since the revolution two years ago that was envisioned to bring peace and democracy to Egypt — but has not.

The violence Wednesday pitted Egypt’s military and current government against backers of deposed President Mohamed Morsy, though others also were caught in the fray.

At least 278 people were killed, including 235 civilians, state TV reported, citing an Egyptian emergency official. Interim Interior Minister Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim said that an additional 43 police officers died.

The intensity and violence lingered into Thursday morning, when state TV reported Morsy backers were attacking police stations, hospitals and government buildings despite a government-mandated curfew. More Egyptian troops were being deployed at entrances to Cairo and Giza, with the unrest prompting the closure Thursday of banks and the nation’s stock market.

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