03:47 - Source: CNN
Egyptian Security forces move in
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The raids began shortly after 6 a.m. (midnight ET) at the two camps: one near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo, and the smaller Nahda camp, near the Cairo University campus.

– By 8:45 a.m., the interior ministry said the smaller camp had been cleared of demonstrators.

– But heavy violence flared at the Rabaa al-Adawiya camp, where protesters refused to leave. Some tried to fend off security forces by building makeshift barriers out of pipes and planks

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– Ninety-five people have been killed and more than 500 have been wounded in Cairo and other parts of Egypt, state TV reported, citing the Health Ministry.

– The Muslim Brotherhood said 200 supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy were killed and more than 8,000 injured.

– In the chaos of the raid, it was impossible for CNN to verify the claims and counter-claims.

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– The interior ministry put the number of arrests at more than 200, and said they were caught with weapons and ammunition in the Rabaa camp.


Rabaa al-Adawiya is in the eastern Cairo suburb called Nasr City. (Rabaa is about 20 kilometers from central Cairo).

Nahda Square (near Cairo University) is in western Cairo (southwest of central Cairo but still part of the greater Cairo metropolis).

Tahrir Square (which had been the primary protest site of anti-Morsy demonstrations at the end of June and of anti-Mubarak protests in 2011) is in downtown Cairo essentially right between the two sites where the anti-Morsy sit-ins are located.