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Post-Mursi clashes bring deaths

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 - 01:25

July 4 - Deadly clashes after Egypt's army deposes president Mohamed Mursi. Paul Chapman reports

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL At least 14 people have died in fighting between supporters and opponents of Egypt's president since he was ousted by the army. At least three of the victims lost their lives in fighting here in Alexandria. Witnesses said gunfire broke out as protesters hurled rocks and bricks. The other casualties came during outbreaks of fighting in the north and south. The head of Egypt's armed forces is appealing for calm. (SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) HEAD OF EGYPT'S ARMED FORCES, GENERAL ABDEL FATTAH AL-SISI, SAYING: "The armed forces praise the great Egyptian people and call on them to stay calm, protest peacefully, and avoid violence which could escalate tensions in the country." Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Mursi rallied in front of Rabaa mosque in Cairo vowing to die in his defence. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MURSI SUPPORTER AHMED HASSAAN, SAYING: "God willing we will not leave here until the president we voted for under the name of God and his prophet is reinstalled in office, or else we shall become martyrs." Mursi's opponents packed the area outside the Presidential Palace in Cairo to celebrate the news of his downfall on Wednesday. The president of the supreme constitutional court will act as interim head of state, assisted by an interim council and a technocratic government, until new elections are held.

Post-Mursi clashes bring deaths

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 - 01:25

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