July 3rd, 2013
07:54 AM ET

Egyptian Military Threatens President Morsy Ahead of Deadline

The crisis in Egypt intensifies as violent clashes resulted in a number of deaths overnight at Cairo University.

At least 16 people were killed and 200 were wounded there during tensions between supporters of President Mohammed Morsy and anti-government protesters.

And the clock is ticking before a military coup or civil war. The Egyptian military says it will "sacrifice our blood" if Morsy refuses to come up with a power sharing agreement by the deadline just a few hours from now.

Reza Sayah is in Cairo this morning with the very latest.

“For the president's critics the ultimatum makes the end of Morsy's rule seem tantalizingly near,” Sayah reports. “In many ways, so is the Eygptian revolution part II.”

Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.

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  1. rehab shahba

    To all my non Egyptian friends that are getting their news from the Western media. What is happening now in Egypt is NOT a military coup. It's the People's Revolution against a fascist, fanatic regime. 33 million Egyptians are out in the streets to kick Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood OUT once and for all. The media, especially CNN is depicting the picture that they want you to believe since the American administration supports this fanatic, terrorist government. The Egyptians have spoken with a completely free will power to change this country around. The army is by our side to protect us and protect our beloved Egypt.

    July 3, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Reply

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