Wary Truce Holds In Egypt, As Military Council Apologizes
By: Linda Wertheimer and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
November 23, 2011
In Egypt, intense clashes between protesters and security forces overnight raised the death toll from recent violence to at least 40. But both sides appear to be observing a truce this morning, as the country prepares for elections next week. Tens of thousands of Egyptians have been protesting since last Friday, demanding the ruling military council step aside — something the council rejected Thursday.
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