Egypt police storm larger of 2 pro-Morsi camps

Associated Press
In this image made from video by AP video, Egyptian security forces throw tear gas towards supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi at a sit-in in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites. (AP video)

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CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state television is showing footage of security forces deep inside the larger sit-in camp of supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.

The footage indicates the forces have stormed the encampment in the eastern Nasr City district in Cairo, after clearing out earlier on Wednesday the smaller sit-in, outside the main Cairo University campus on the other side of the Egyptian capital.

Security officials say troops were closing in on a mosque that has served as the epicenter of the Nasr City camp for over a month. Several leaders of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood are thought to have been staying inside the mosque.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to talk to media.

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