Conflict & Justice

Egypt Deeply Split Amid Fears of Islamist Insurgency


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.


Photo: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

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.