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Egyptian forces kill 36 Islamist detainees

Fewer clashes; rulers, Islamists vow to fight on

CAIRO — The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces killed 36 Islamists in its custody on Sunday, as the country’s military leaders and Islamists vowed to keep up their fight over Egypt’s future.

The deaths were the fourth mass killing of civilians since the military took control July 3 but the first time so many had died in government custody.

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