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Egyptian Civil Strife Not To Be Overshadowed By Syrian Civil War

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

Thursday- an assassination attempt against Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim. At least on killed and 20 police and civilians were injured. The suspected remote explosive s were potentially planted on a car, the road or even tossed at the convoy. Ibrahim was hurried off the scene. Nine of the other cars in the detail were badly damaged, and a few buildings on the block were defaced.

In Egypt: State of Emergency Declared

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

In Egypt, military backed government stays true again to its promise and breaks down the Muslim Brotherhood sit-in demonstrators. The media continues to highlight the death toll over 500 since and over 3,000 wounded since the military take over on July 3.

A state of emergency has been declared and a curfew from 7pm to 6am in Cairo.

A Military Coup in Egypt

By William Tucker

After several days of mass protests, the Egyptian military first floated the idea of a roadmap to political transition, and then decided that President Morsi had to go. Naturally, Morsi was defiant and claimed, rightly so, that he was the democratically elected leader of Egypt and any attempt by the military to remove him from power was nothing short of a military coup.

Hamas Leaves Syria

By William Tucker The political leadership of Hamas has left Syria for Qatar and Egypt. According to Hamas, the group’s chief, Khaled Meshaal, has moved to Doha and his deputy, Moussa Abu Marzouk, is located in Cairo. This move by Hamas shows that the split between Syrian President Bashir Assad and the militant group is likely permanent. For Hamas, this wasn’t an easy choice.