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Egypt: Hundreds killed in Muslim Brotherhood protests

August 16, 2013

Supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stormed and torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday, while families tried to identify hundreds of mutilated bodies piled in a Cairo mosque a day after they were shot dead by the security forces.

Egypt’s health ministry says 638 people were killed and thousands wounded in the worst day of civil violence in the modern history of the most populous Arab state. A further 3994 were reported wounded, according to the Associated Press.

Many Egyptians stridently support the crackdown and bitterly resent international criticism of the army

Brotherhood supporters say the death toll is far higher, with hundreds of bodies as yet uncounted by the authorities, whose troops and police crushed protests seeking the return of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.


Nobody ever asks: “If God is on our side, how come he lets so many of us get killed?”


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