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Scattered Protests, New Clashes in Egypt

Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets of cities and towns across Egypt Friday, marking 100 days since the country's military takeover.

Most of the protests seem to have been peaceful but police in the coastal city of Alexandria used tear gas to break up skirmishes between Morsi supporters and opponents.

The protests are the first major demonstrations since marches last Sunday in Cairo turned violent, leaving almost 60 mostly pro-Morsi demonstrators dead.



Separately, at least six soldiers were injured Friday in Rafah, in the northern Sinai, near the Gaza Strip. Security officials say their vehicles had been targeted with improvised explosives.

Egypt's military has been carrying out ongoing operations targeting extremists in the Sinai Peninsula since assuming power.

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