Some 300 killed in Egypt crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

El Baradei resigns in protest; Kerry calls events "deplorable."

By REUTERS
August 15, 2013 00:20
4 minute read.
RIOT POLICE fire tear gas at protesters near Cairo University and Nahda Square, August 14, 2013

Protests near Cairo University 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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WASHINGTON/CAIRO – After six weeks of posturing and threats, the Egyptian military followed through on its vow to clear demonstrators from streets, executing a crackdown on Wednesday that killed some 300 Egyptians and wounded more than 2,000.

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