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The cabinet told the police to clear two protest areas occupied by supporters of former president Morsi; the Muslim Brotherhood responded that protests and sit-ins will continue. Militants failed in an attempt to target security personnel by detonating a landmine in the Sinai. At least 30 people have been killed in the Sinai since June 30.
After meeting with former president Morsi, the EU's Catherine Ashton said he is doing well. Turkey's ambassador to Cairo was summoned by the foreign ministry to be told that recent comments by Turkish officials on the situation in Egypt "exceeded all diplomatic traditions and mutual respect." At least two conscripts were injured in new attacks by militants in the Sinai. A total of five security personnel have been killed in the past 36 hours in the Sinai. At least two Yemeni and one Algerian jihadists have been recently arrested in the Sinai.
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.