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3 days ago, Zero Hedge republished an article on a website called Gefira, with the alarming title “Egypt Is On the Edge of Full Blown Civil War.” Here’s the most relevant paragraph from the Gefira article of July 1, 2015:
In the past days there have been dozens of separate attacks in Egypt, from the Sinai up to Cairo. Probably more than 60 people have died, when the Egyptian army used F16 fighter jets to protect itself against it disgruntled population. It is clear that the Egyptian rulers are not going to be able to contain the current situation, today could be marked as the start of Egypt’s civil war.
I found very little information on Egypt’s rumored civil war on the net. The following article of July 2, 2015, from Al Jazeera, “Egypt in ‘a state of war’?,” is the most informative
Egypt is introducing sweeping new anti-terrorism laws following unprecedented attacks in its lawless Sinai region and growing opposition to a government crackdown on dissent.
Government leaders say the new legislation will provide “quick and just deterrence” against what it called “terrorism”.
Egypt’s chief prosecutor was killed by a car bomb explosion on Monday, while the Sinai assaults mark a significant escalation in fighting in the desert peninsula.
Fighters say they simultaneously attacked 15 military checkpoints in El Arish, Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah.
The Muslim Brotherhood, which the Egyptian government considers a terrorist organisation, is calling on supporters to “rise in revolt”, after accusing police of killing 13 of its members.
A statement by the group said: “To the proud people of Egypt… This unjust tyrant has done his worst. Rise in revolt to defend your homeland, your lives and your children … Oust the heinous murderer.”
See also “Egyptian government shuts down 27,000 mosques”.