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Egypt army steps in
to demand political truce

Reuters, by Shaimaa Fayed and Alastair Macdonald

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 6/23/2013 3:12:16 PM

Egypt´s army stepped in to a mounting political crisis on Sunday to demand that the Islamist government and its opponents settle their differences and warned that it would act to stop violence spinning out of control. Issued a week before mass rallies to demand the resignation of President Mohamed Mursi, and following days of friction and increasingly aggressive rhetoric between factions, the statement by the armed forces chief was the most powerful since generals ceded control to civilians after Mursi´s election a year ago. "There is a state of division in society," General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Facebook.

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And around and around she goes......

Additional reporting by Asma Alsharif, Tom Perry, Yasmine Saleh and Maggie Fick

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 6/23/2013 3:35:48 PM     (No. 9389977)

It´s Pinochet time in Egypt. Time for the generals to move.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 6/23/2013 3:51:18 PM     (No. 9389993)

Working link -

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/06/23/egypt-protests-army-warning-idINDEE95M06120130623

Morsi´s days are numbered. When you received 13 million votes and 15 million have signed a petition requesting you go, that´s bad.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 6/23/2013 4:09:42 PM     (No. 9390011)

Thanks for providing correct link #2.

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