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Militants attacked more than eight security installations in the Sinai, killing at least one soldier. Clashes in Port Said killed at least three people. The Interior Ministry said 25 police officers have been killed since June 28. An influential Sunni cleric issued a fatwa saying support for former president Morsi was obligatory. The EU's Catherine Ashton visited Morsi during her trip to Egypt.
State media reported that security personnel killed 10 terrorists operating in the Sinai. Supporters of former president Morsi continued to hold protests against the army. The Interior Ministry said security forces are determined to take steps to bring stability to the country. The Prime Minister was given the authority from the presidency to instruct the army to arrest civilians.
At least 65 people were killed in clashes throughout the country between supporters of former president Morsi and the army. The Muslim Brotherhood vowed to continue holding protests against the army. The army launched a 48-hour operation in the Sinai to target militants. Morsi is expected to be transferred to Tora prison, where Hosni Mubarak is currently held.
Former president Morsi is accused of conspiring with the Palestinian terror group Hamas and plotting attacks on prisons during the uprising against Hosni Mubarak, among other charges. Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood denounced the accusations. An army spokesman said 60 tribes have issued a document supporting the army's plan to combat terrorism. Clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents took place near Cairo. Militants waged more attacks against security installations in the Sinai.
The army said that the Muslim Brotherhood had 48 hours to accept the political roadmap set forth by the military. At least two soldiers were killed in an attack in the Sinai. Authorities seized a weapons cache on the country's western border. The Obama administration has no plans to label the ouster of Mohammed Morsi as a 'coup.'
Army chief el Sisi called on Egyptians to take to the streets on Friday to give the army a mandate to "confront violence and potential terrorism." A senior Muslim Brotherhood official responded by saying that protests against the army would continue. Militants fired RPGs at a police station in the Sinai. In a separate attack in the Sinai, at least one security personnel was killed. Four militants reportedly died in a car bomb attack in the Sinai. Former president Morsi was questioned over the January 2011 prison break in which he was freed. The public prosecutor issued arrest warrants for a number of Muslim Brotherhood officials, including leader Mohammed Badie.
At least six people were killed in clashes near Cairo University between supporters and opponents of former president Morsi. A police officer was shot dead by unidentified gunmen, and militants reportedly tried to blow up an army vehicle in the Sinai. A new poll revealed that 44% of Egyptians do not know the name of their president. A Syrian-linked jihadist was arrested in the Sinai in the possession of an army uniform. At least five police officers were wounded in an attack on a police station in Mansoura.
Clashes between supporters and opponents of former president Morsi wounded 112 people in Suez, and left at least four people dead near Cairo. A health ministry official said 21 people have been killed in attacks in the Sinai since Morsi's ouster. Authorities arrested 18 terrorists who were reportedly planning attacks on foreign embassies, and extended the detention of seven people accused of forming a terrorist group. The family of former president Morsi said they plan to take legal action against the army, which they accuse of abducting Morsi. The EU said the Egyptian army should step aside and not play a role in politics. A senior Muslim Brotherhood official called on Egyptians to besiege the US Embassy for its alleged role in Morsi's ouster. Militants attacked at least two security checkpoints in the Sinai.