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Egypt army gives Brotherhood 48 hours to join roadmap: official
Egypt's armed forces issue new ultimatum
Reuters, Thursday 25 Jul 2013
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An Egyptian soldier keeps guard from atop a military vehicle in front of the presidential palace in Cairo July 14, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt's army gave the Muslim Brotherhood until Saturday afternoon to sign up to political reconciliation, a military official said on Thursday, after the army issued a veiled threat to use tougher tactics against the group.

"We will not initiate any move, but will definitely react harshly against any calls for violence or black terrorism from Brotherhood leaders or their supporters. We pledge to protect peaceful protesters regardless of their affiliation," the official said, saying they had 48-hours to comply.

The army deposed President Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood politician, on July 3 and installed an interim administration that has set out a roadmap for a new political transition leading to parliamentary elections in about six months.

Earlier, the army signaled it would change its strategy for dealing with "violence and terrorism" after protests it has called on Friday. In a statement posted on a Facebook page affiliated to the army command, the military said it was ready to turn its guns on anyone involved in either.





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Gerard
26-07-2013 09:02am
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48 Hours, the sequel
We all know what 48 hours means in Egypt. Has the Muslim Brotherhood learned the lessons of the last 48 hour deadline? The Brotherhood can either retreat and survive, or die. Checkmate.
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ihsan
26-07-2013 01:49am
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milterycoup is only the fence
the majoriy nation people are the real boss of the misr. The boss have all the power to take dicion when the fence not be made properly.
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Roslyn
25-07-2013 08:29pm
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Military more than generous!
Egyptian military is being generous in giving them 48 hrs to end their 'peaceful' protests! God bless General Sisi, Military, police and all Egyptians as, we move to end this occupation!
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abdulrahman
26-07-2013 06:46pm
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The Generosity of The Military
Rob the will of the people, abuse freedom and human rights and inflict deat

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