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Wednesday's bloodshed as it happened

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-08-15

The death toll from a government assault on pro-Morsi camps on Wednesday climbed to 278, health officials said, as the army set in place a curfew and a state of emergency in most of the country. Follow developments on FRANCE 24's live blog.

  • Egyptian security forces cleared supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi from two protest camps in Cairo in a deadly raid launched early Wednesday morning. The crackdown triggered violence in cities across the country.
  • At least 149 people died in clashes across Egypt on Wednesday and at least 1,400 others were injured.
  • Nobel peace prize laureate Mohammed ElBaradei resigned from his post as interim vice president in the wake of the crackdown, saying the government could have avoided the violence.
  • France, Britain and the United States as well as the United Nations have condemned the security forces' assault on the pro-Morsi camps.
     

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Date created : 2013-08-14

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