The Guardian: Egyptian security forces have launched a deadly assault on protest sites backing the ousted president Mohamed Morsi, clearing one and besieging another.
The crackdown on Wednesday has left scores of people dead and many more wounded, and has sparked clashes in other parts of the country.
The dawn raids in Cairo at the sites on either side of the Nile came after two weeks of ever more bellicose warnings from the military-led government that replaced Morsi after he was toppled almost six weeks ago.
Sky Correspondent: Egypt violence is not a crowd clearing operation, it is a major military assault largely on unarmed civilians
— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) August 14, 2013
Inside Rabaa now – scenes of utter chaos and huge numbers of dead. Field hospitals full of bodies and extreme injuries
— Tom Rayner (@RaynerSkyNews) August 14, 2013
#Egypt-based journos on Twitter report army/police firing at reporters, confiscating gear/deleting photos, threatening them with violence.
— Erin Cunningham (@erinmcunningham) August 14, 2013
Sky News cameraman Mick Deane has been shot and killed in Egypt this morning. Mick had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington and then Jerusalem.