Massacre

Army Storms Cairo Sit-Ins

Egyptian security forces moved in on two Cairo camps filled with protesters loyal to Morsi, using bulldozers and tear gas. The Muslim Brotherhood says 100 are dead.

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Egyptian security forces on Wednesday stormed camps filled with protesters who are loyal to ousted President Mohamed Morsi, with bulldozers moving into the main site in Nahda Square in Cairo. Morsi’s party, the Muslim Brotherhood, claimed that up to 100 people were killed, but state media put the number at around 15. Officials said that at least two members of the security forces were killed, and nine were injured. In Nahda Square, authorities said the site had been cleared, with Morsi supporters being chased into the nearby zoo and Cairo University. At the other major site, Rabaa al-Adawiya, witnesses spoke of seeing dozens of bodies on the ground, and the Brotherhood described the scene as a massacre. See photos.


At left, a member of the Egyptian security forces speaks to a woman holding a stick as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi at the smaller of the two camps, near the Cairo University campus in Giza.

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An injured man lies on the ground as Egyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Mohandessin neighborhood.

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi evacuate a wounded man in the eastern Nasr City district.

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A protester comforts a wounded colleague in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo.

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Egyptian security forces detain protesters as they clear a sit-in in Nasr City.

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Smoke rises from a car burned during a clash between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Mohandessin neighborhood.

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Egyptian military fires tear gas as they dismantle Cairo's Rabaa Adawiya square protest camp.

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Egyptian protesters throw rocks at security forces during the clearing of one of the two sit-ins of ousted president Morsi supporters, near Rabaa Adawiya mosque.

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Pro-Morsi supporters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood run from tear gas smoke shot by police.

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Morsi-backers clash with Egyptian riot police on a street leading to Rabaa al-Adawiya Square.

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An Egyptian security force kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in the Giza district.

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A bullet hole is seen in the front of a gas mask belonging to a supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo's Nasr City district.

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An Egyptian security forces bulldozer moves in to clear a protest camp near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

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A poster of Morsi lies on a bulldozer around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square, where members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of Mursi were camping in Giza, south of Cairo.

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The army used tear gas and rubber bullets during clashes. Their were also reports of live ammo on social media with several journalist reporting sniper fire.

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Riot police vehicles fire tear gas at members of the Muslim Brotherhood around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square.

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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood walk near smoke from a fire at Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping.

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A supporter of ousted President Mohammed Morsi is shot, center, in front of Egyptian Army tanks during a protest in Ismailiya, Egypt. Tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency and clashes with security forces and armed vigilantes left more than 150 people dead.

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Supporters of the interim government installed by the army run for cover when supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi exchanged gunfire with security forces inside a mosque in Cairo, August 17, 2013.

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A member of Egyptian security forces, at left, tries to keep crowds away from the al-Fatah mosque in Cairo.

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Police officers guard a gate to al-Fath mosque, where demonstrators in support of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi wait inside, at Ramses Square in Cairo August 17, 2013. Gunmen and members of the Egyptian security forces exchanged fire on Saturday in a Cairo square where dozens of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi were shot dead the day before.

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Army soldiers raid al-Fath mosque after supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi exchanged gunfire with security forces from a second floor window, August 17, 2013. Hundreds of Mursi supporters had been taking refuge in the mosque since protests turned violent on Friday.

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A plain clothes policeman (upper left) points his gun as security forces escort Muslim Brotherhood members through an angry crowd of supporters of the new interim government.

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Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi march in protest towards Ramses Square in Cairo, August 16, 2013. Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt on Friday, with over 50 killed in Cairo alone on a "Day of Rage" called by the Brotherhood.

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A supporter of ousted president Mohamed Morsi takes cover during clashes with security officers clsoe to Cairo's Ramses Square, on August 16, 2013.

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Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi march in the Maadi district of Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 19, 2013. Tensions in Egypt have soared in the last week following millitary raids and resitance violence.

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Egyptians remove a body for burial from the Zenhoum morgue following the deaths of hundreds of people in violence over the last week, in Cairo, Egypt, Aug. 19, 2013. Egypt's army leader Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi vowed Sunday that the military would not tolerate further violence after days of nationwide clashes left nearly 900 people dead including dozens who were killed Sunday when Egyptian police fired tear gas in an attempt to free a guard from rioting detainees.

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A son of the late Ammar Badie prays during his father's funeral in al-Hamed mosque in Cairo's Katameya district, Aug. 18, 2013. Badie father, the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie, was killed by Egyptian security forces Friday during clashes in Cairo's Ramses Square.

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A friend of Ammar Badie, the son of Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie, who was killed Friday cries while attending his burial, Aug. 18, 2013. Egyptian authorities raided homes of Muslim Brotherhood members Sunday in an apparent attempt to disrupt the group ahead of mass rallies by supporters of the country's ousted president.

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Relatives of Ammar Badie, the son of Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader Mohammed Badie, cry while attending his burial, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013.

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A member of the Muslim Brotherhood shouts slogans after he is injured in front Azbkya police station during clashes at Ramses Square in Cairo, August 16, 2013.

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Bodies of off-duty policemen who were killed near the border town of Rafah, North Sinai, Egypt, lie on the ground, Aug. 19, 2013. Islamic militants on Monday ambushed two mini-buses carrying off-duty policemen in the northern region of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing more than two dozen of them execution-style in a brazen daylight attack that deepens the turmoil roiling the country and underscores the volatility of the strategic region.

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Security personnel and armored vehicle were deployed outside the Assiut train station in the southern city of Assiut, Egypt, Aug. 18, 2013. In the five days since security forces cleared two sit-in camps by supporters of Egypt's ousted president, Islamists have attacked police stations and dozens of Coptic churches along with homes and businesses owned by the Christian minority.

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Egyptian Army armoured personnel carriers were stationed outside the Egyptian Constitutional Court, August 19, 2013. While militants elsewhere killed 25 policemen in the deadliest attack of its kind in years, Egypt's army-installed rulers escalated a campaign to crush supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

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Egyptian army soldiers with armoured personnel carriers stand gaurd near Tahrir Square in Cairo August 19, 2013.

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A poster of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi that reads "Yes to legitimacy; no to the coup" lies amid the debris of a cleared protest camp outside the burnt Rabaa Adawiya mosque in Cairo, August 15, 2013.