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BREAKING – OBAMA STATEMENT – Condemns violence, cancels joint military exercise, but no aid cutoff:
The death toll from yesterday’s violence has risen to over 500, including numerous policemen.
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) August 15, 2013
It’s also becoming clear that the Muslim Brotherhood fired weapons on police who sought to evict the protester’s encampment, which likely contributed to the high death toll as police responded with live fire (video via WaPo):
Attacks on Christian churches by Islamists also have spread (list here).
— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) August 15, 2013
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