Egyptian security forces stormed two massive makeshift camps filled with ousted President Mohamed Morsy’s supporters, bulldozing tents and escorting away hundreds of protesters.
Within three hours of the raid, forces had cleared the smaller of the two camps — the Nahda camp, near the Cairo University campus.
But the larger proest– near the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in eastern Cairo — has proven trickier, with forces facing heavy resistance. The military called in its special forces.
In the chaos of the raids, it was impossible for CNN to verify the claims and counter claims of casualties.
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The Muslim Brotherhood said 200 Morsy supporters were killed and more than 8,000 injured.