August 14th, 2013
03:41 PM ET

Egypt sees bloodiest day since 2011 revolt

Military raids on protest camps and vicious battles that followed left scores dead Wednesday in Cairo, starting a new turn in the tumultuous cycle that has rocked Egypt for more than two years.

Clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy made it the country's bloodiest single day since the 2011 revolution that ousted the previous president, longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak.

"It's an open war," said one protester who managed to escape one of the two protest camps.

At least 149 people were killed and more than 1,400 were wounded, state TV reported. Interim Interior Minister Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim said later Wednesday that 43 police officers had died in the violence.

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  1. saywhat

    The brutality continues, hundreds killed in a day and more to come, so let the flow of aid to the military Junta also continue.
    And yes those up on the Hill , keep your faces averted too.

    August 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. mustafe nur

    Its heart break to hear very bad information such like egypt turmoil.killing inocent people means killing your self." if this situation keeps to continue,the country(egypt) will upside down and turn into civil war"

    August 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    muslim aggression again...how come in this so called chao no mosques are burning are destroyed?!?!? yet 16 coptic churches and christain bldg are burned and destroyed...one dating back to the 4th century...that's not chaos...that is on purpose...

    August 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Aaron Hernandez

    Go ahead you maggot.
    Delete me.

    August 14, 2013 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |