Army group backs anti-Morsi protest

A group calling itself “Officers of the Egyptian Army” scattered leaflets among the protesters against President Mohamed Morsi’s assumption of sweeping powers, saying: "We are not seeking positions or a revolt against legitimacy. We swore to protect the homeland with our lives. Now the legitimacy is on your side." DEBKAfile: This sort of language recalls modern Egypt's proclivity to military putsch.

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