Army will step in to save Egypt from civil warfare – army chief

Army Chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi warned Sunday that the armed forces have avoided politics of late, but will be “obliged to intervene” to stop Egypt from “slipping into civil fighting, sectarianism or collapse of state institutions.” He called for consensus and reconciliation. “We have time (a week) to achieve a lot,” said the general, referring to the mass rallies called by opposition groups for June 30 and rival demonstrations by supporters of President Mohamed Morsi. 

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