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Egypt: Army chief meets commanders
before deadline

Associated Press, by Hamzi Hendawi*

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Posted By:John c, 7/3/2013 7:41:53 AM

CAIRO — A Defense Ministry official says army chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is meeting with his top commanders, hours before the military´s deadline to the president and opposition to resolve the nation´s political crisis is set to expire. The official, who gave no further details, spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief the media. Embattled President Mohammed Morsi vowed late Tuesday to stay in office and called on the military to withdraw its ultimatum, which expires later Wednesday. The military says if no agreement is reached,

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* Associated Press writers Maggie Michael, Sarah El Deeb, Tony G. Gabriel and Mariam Rizk in Cairo and Matthew H. Lee in Washington contributed to this report

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/3/2013 9:01:20 AM     (No. 9406731)

Arrest Morsi and his thugs, put them in ´protective custody´...in a coffin!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Distorted, 7/3/2013 9:20:11 AM     (No. 9406789)

If our military took an oath to defeat "Terrorist & Fools," they would march on the White House as well.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/6/2013 9:44:27 AM     (No. 9552656)

Are we in a time loop? This is old news.

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