Egypt: Nearly 100 Killed In Crackdown

Source: Sarah Lynch / USA Today

CAIRO — Dozens of people were killed in clashes across the country that erupted Wednesday when Egyptian security forces cleared out thousands of people at sit-ins demanding the return of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

The Egyptian Health Ministry says 56 people were killed and 526 injured in nationwide clashes.

In Cairo, smoke spread across the sky from fires smoldering in the streets where two sit-ins were largely abandoned, heaped with charred tent poles and tarps.

At the Rabaa Al-Awadiya camp, a protester said snipers were everywhere.

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