Egyptian presidency: Egypt is waging 'war' against extremism

August 17, 2013 17:27

CAIRO - Egypt is facing "war by the forces of extremism" and will confront it with "security measures within the framework of law," Mostafa Hegazy, adviser to Egypt's interim president said in a statement to the press on Saturday.

Hundreds of people have been killed in political violence this week in clashes between security forces and the Muslim Brotherhood.

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