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36 Protesters Dead in Egypt amid Security Operation.

PNN At least 36 people were reportedly killed as security forces started an operation to clear pro-Morsi protesters. These activists have been camped out on the streets of Cairo since the Egyptian president was who have been camped out on the streets of Cairo since the Egyptian president was deposed by the military last month. The death toll has been numbered at 36 according to a field docter, while the Muslim Brotherhood said at least 120 people had been killed. The Interior Ministry said 200 people have been arrested, including 50 in the Rab al Adawiyeh sit-in in Nasr City, and 150 in the Nahda Square sit-in in Giza. The Interior Ministry also stated that security forces have "total control" over Nahda Square, and that "police forces have managed to remove most of the tents" in the area. Security forces had blocked all access to the protest camp. The Interior Ministry warned in a statement that the forces would deal firmly with protesters acting "irresponsibly" and said it would guarantee safe passage to those who want to leave the sites. Rawya Rageh, a reporter based in Cairo, said that "this battle is much bigger than what you're seeing, and the casualties. This is a fight for the future of the country, and something that will determine the course of the Egyptian revolution that has been going on for two years now."

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Date:Aug 14, 2013
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