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Fires burn in Cairo after deadly clashes

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 00:46

Aug. 15 - Night time aerial footage shows parts of Cairo burning, as Egypt's army clamp down on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi. Sophia Soo reports.

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Fires burn through Cairo as night falls on a day of clamp down that left about 300 dead. Night time aerial shots show parts of the Egyptian capital ablaze, with thick smoke rising. Earlier in the day, Islamists clashed with police and troops who used bulldozers, teargas and live fire to break up camps of supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Mursi. A health ministry official said about 300 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured across the country. But the Muslim Brotherhood said the true death toll was far higher, calling it a "massacre". The military-installed government has declared a month-long state of emergency.

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Fires burn in Cairo after deadly clashes

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 00:46