Conflict & Justice

Egypt Deeply Split Amid Fears of Islamist Insurgency



Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

A soldier stands next to an armored personnel carrier near Tahrir Square, Cairo. An uneasy calm has returned to Egypt, but there are fears of renewed violence.

The country is now deeply divided between the cities and the countryside, where many still support ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

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David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief of the New York Times, says everyone is watching to see if an insurgency might emerge.