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Egypt unrest: Military apologises for protest deaths

Egypt's ruling military has apologised for the deaths of protesters in clashes with police, as unrest in Cairo enters its sixth day.

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it regretted "the deaths of martyrs from among Egypt's loyal sons".

The unrest, which began on Friday, comes days before the first elections since President Hosni Mubarak was ousted. At least 35 people have been killed.

Maj Gen Muhammad al-Assar told Egypt's Channel 1 TV: "I'd like to offer... the regret and apology of the entire armed forces"

  • 24 Nov 2011
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