Egyptian military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that political strife could lead to the collapse of the state.
As the country faces economic, political and social turmoil, al-Sisi has stressed that the army will remain the “solid block” on which the Egypt rests.
More than 50 people have been killed in a week of disorder, a year after the revolution that ended the army’s rule and brought President Mohamed Mursi to power.
Tourism, one of Egypt’s key industries, is being battered by the ongoing unrest.
In the capital, bystander Mohamed Abdel says he saw an attempted siege on the Semiramis Intercontinental hotel:
“We discovered some assailants breaking through the entrance and we went to the police, who came and fired tear gas,” he says.
Mursi called a crisis meeting with political leaders late on Monday, but key opposition group, the National Salvation Front, refused to attend.
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