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Egyptian officials order arrests of Islamist leaders

CAIRO — Egypt’s new military-led government took further steps Wednesday to cripple the Muslim Brotherhood in the week since the country’s Islamist president was deposed and detained, issuing formal arrest warrants for the group’s top spiritual leader and at least nine other senior figures accused of inciting deadly protests.

The general prosecutor’s office said Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood’s supreme guide, along with top officials in the group’s Freedom and Justice Party and allied Islamist political parties, were wanted for “planning, inciting, and aiding criminal acts” outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo where Mohammed Morsi, the ousted president, was believed to be held in military custody.

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