Egypt's joint opposition set to outline army roadmap

Published July 3rd, 2013 - 06:46 GMT
An Egyptian man welcomes an Army soldier upon his deployment on a street leading to Cairo University (AFP)
An Egyptian man welcomes an Army soldier upon his deployment on a street leading to Cairo University (AFP)

A joint statement outlining the Egyptian army's post-Morsi road map is due within the hour, BBC World television reported.

The statement is expected to be delivered by opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei, Azhar Grand Mufti, Coptic Pope and a youth leader, from the army-controlled state television studios in Cairo.

Tensions are high on the streets of major cities throughout Egypt, with reports that the army have deployed tanks in both Cairo and Alexandria.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian army issued a statement through their Facebook page, denying that soldiers had fired on pro-Morsi demonstrators at Nasr city mosque this afternoon.

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