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A Libyan suspected of involvement in the attack on the US embassy in Libya was killed during a raid by Egyptian security forces in Cairo. Four other Egyptians were detained. The suspects were thought to have links to al Qaeda.
Saad al-Katatny, newly elected head of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, said the party's goal is to institute sharia law. Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohammed Badie called on Muslims worldwide to "liberate" Jerusalem, saying "[t]he jihad for the recovery of Jerusalem is a duty for all Muslims" and the conquest of the city "will not be done through negotiations or at the United Nations."
Saad el-Katatny was elected leader of the Muslim Brotherhood party. Katatny belongs to the more conservative branch of the party. About 10,000 protesters from liberal groups rallied in Cairo demanding that the country's constitution represent all factions of society.
Egypt launched a civilian investigation of the military's role in the killing of protesters during the 17-month uprising that removed the military from power. The probe challenges the military's traditional immunity to outside scrutiny.