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Key developments in Egypt since Morsi's ouster
AFP
Cairo, November 04, 2013
First Published: 09:16 IST(4/11/2013)
Last Updated: 09:19 IST(4/11/2013)

Key developments in Egypt since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi on July 3:

July 3
• Defence minister and army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousts Morsi amid a wave of mass protests, appointing a caretaker president, chief justice Adly Mansour.
• Sisi freezes the Islamist-drafted constitution.
• Morsi is detained along with his guards at the defence ministry and warrants are issued for 300 Muslim Brotherhood officials.
   
July 5
• Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie says "millions" of protesters will stay mobilised until Morsi's return and condemns the takeover as a "military coup".
• Clashes nationwide kill 37 and injure hundreds more.
   
July 8
Fifty-seven Morsi loyalists killed and 480 wounded in violence outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo. The Brotherhood says soldiers and police "massacred" its supporters.

July 9
Mansour sets out a charter for a political transition and vows elections by early 2014. The Brotherhood rejects the decree.
   
July 16
An interim government that includes no Islamist parties is sworn in.
   
July 26
A court orders Morsi's detention for questioning over allegedly working with Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas in prison breaks and attacks on police.
   
July 27
Eighty-one civilians and a police officer killed during clashes in Cairo, at a demonstration in support of Morsi.
   
August 7
The army says it has killed "60 terrorists" in the Sinai, where Islamist militants have stepped up attacks since Morsi's ouster. Security forces report losses of around 30 men in their own ranks.
   
August 14
• Security forces move in on the two huge protest camps in Cairo, where thousands of Islamist supporters of Morsi had been demonstrating for his reinstatement. Health ministry says 149 are killed as the demonstrators are dispersed and in violence which spreads across the country.
• The authorities declare a month-long state of emergency and a curfew in several provinces.
• Interior ministry says 43 policemen were also killed, raising the official death toll to almost 200.
   
August 15
Police authorised to fire live rounds at demonstrators attacking public property or security forces

August 19
Militants kill at least 26 policemen in the Sinai, including 25 in one single incident
   
August 20
The Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed Badie is arrested
   
September 5
Interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim escapes an assassination attempt in Cairo
   
September 23
A court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities and orders its assets seized. In October, the government removes the Brotherhood from a list of approved NGOs.
   
October 6
Nearly 60 people are killed when security forces crack down on Morsi supporters marching towards Tahrir Square, where backers of the military were celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli war
   
November 3
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington is committed to working with Egypt's interim rulers
   
November 4
Morsi due to stand trial on charges of inciting the murder of protesters outside his presidential palace in December 2012


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