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Islamism Breaking News: Clashes Kill 7 in Egyptian Capital

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Authorities said clashes between police and Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left seven protesters dead, the worst outbreak of violence in a week as the Islamist leader's supporters maintain pressure on the military and the interim administration to offer major concessions. Violence broke out as Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns arrived in Cairo at a time when both sides of Egypt's crisis have exhibited strong anti-American sentiment. Saying he acted upon the will of the people after the "stumbling" of the former government, Egypt's military chief has defended the ouster of the Islamist president. In his first remarks since announcing the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi on July 3, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said the armed forces "acted at the urging of the people."

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