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July 4th, 2013
04:37 PM ET

Egypt's security forces move against Muslim Brotherhood

Cairo, Egypt (CNN) - A day after deposing the nation's first democratically elected president, Egypt's security forces on Thursday moved to arrest leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood who had supported his rule and to silence their communications outlets.

Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad told CNN the ousted president, Mohamed Morsy, was initially under house arrest at the presidential Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo and later moved to the Ministry of Defense; the military has not commented on Morsy's whereabouts.

Morsy has refused an offer by the armed forces to leave Egypt for Qatar, Turkey or Yemen, the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported Thursday. The report said that he wouldn't step down voluntarily and that his speech Wednesday - before his ouster - represented a "flagrant challenge to its authority" and a "declaration of confrontation with it."

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