|archmage||Date: Thursday, 15-August-2013, 11:11 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
Scores of people have been killed in Egypt as security forces moved in to clear the Cairo camps of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.
The Health Ministry said 149 people have died from the clashes in Cairo and other cities nationwide with 1,400 injured, but euronews' Egypt correspondent said the death toll is likely to be higher as he had seen scores of bodies in one location alone in Cairo.
Security forces in Egypt have unleashed a wave of violence to crush protest camps in Cairo set up by supporters of the ousted President Mohammed Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood claim around 600 people have been killed in the ensuing clashes, something the government denies.For more details RT speaks to Bel Trew who's in the Egyptian capital.
Outside of the Egyptian capital, the bloody confrontations have spread from North to South.
Mursi supporters have clashed with police in scenes echoing the running battles in Cairo. Just 100km away in Faiyum dozens have been killed, according to the Health Ministry adding to the rising death toll.
Euronews correspondent Mohammed Shaikhibrahim was one of the first journalists to enter Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo as it was being cleared by security forces.
He says the scene showed the aftermath of a massacre. Inside the square Muslim brotherhood supporters surveyed the wreckage of their camp. There were pools of blood on the ground and dead bodies are being carried out.
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