August 14th, 2013
03:04 AM ET

Egypt forces clear camps

Egyptian security forces moved in on two massive makeshift camps that supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsy had set up, bulldozing tents, lobbing tear gas, and escorting away protesters Wednesday morning.

The Muslim Brotherhood said 120 Morsy supporters were killed in the first 40 minutes of the operation, and that police were throwing Molotov cocktails at the clinics inside the camps.

The government claimed casualties on its side as well. State-run Nile TV said two security officials were killed and six injured. In the chaos of the raid, it was impossible to verify either sides' claims.

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