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Clashes resume in chaotic Cairo

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Clashes resume in chaotic Cairo


Clashes have resumed in Cairo between supporters and opponents of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Rocks were thrown between the two camps despite a buffer zone designed to separate them created by the army.

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The army had previously stated that it would not fire on protesters demanding the immediate removal of President Hosni Mubarak. But running battles with pro-government supporters have left five dead and over 800 injured according to official figures. Other unconfirmed reports put the death toll at 10 with another 1,500 injured. Journalists have also been attacked. 
With the two groups on the streets again today, the army appears to have decided to act more pro-actively, enforcing a zone of 80 metres between the rival protestors.
So far the anti-Mubarak supporters have managed to hold their position in Tahrir Square, and they have vowed to continue until the president leaves office.
The vice-president says he wants to see a government of national unity, but the Muslim Brotherhood still says the president must go.

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