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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Aflame in Suez

More on the very serious day in Suez. According to some at least, this is the police headquarters on fire. (Clarification: a police station in the Arba‘in neighborhood of Suez.)

To add to the cognitive dissonance, I'm watching a heavy snowfall outside (the schools were closed today but the snow only arrived in late afternoon) while watching Suez burn online.

Some have noted that the Central Security Forces uniforms outside the capital look a lot like the Army's uniforms, which could explain those earlier reports about the Army in Suez. But one of Egypt's two field armies is headquartered close by, so it still bears watching.

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