Egypt's interim PM defends deadly crackdown - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
- Egyptian security forces cleared supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi from two protest camps in Cairo in a deadly raid launched early Wednesday morning. The crackdown triggered violence in cities across the country.
- At least 149 people died in clashes across Egypt on Wednesday and at least 1,400 others were injured.
- Nobel peace prize laureate Mohammed ElBaradei resigned from his post as interim vice president in the wake of the crackdown, saying the government could have avoided the violence.
- France, Britain and the United States as well as the United Nations have condemned the security forces' assault on the pro-Morsi camps.