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Egypt army chief meets Islamists over crisis

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Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met overnight with Islamist leaders to try and resolve the crisis pitting supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi against Egypt's new leaders. 

A supporter of Egypt's deposed president Mohamed Morsi attends a demonstration in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, on August 3, 2013. Army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met overnight with Islamist leaders to try and resolve the crisis pitting supporters of Morsi against Egypt's new leaders.

Sisi "met with several representatives of the Islamist movements ... and stressed that there are opportunities for a peaceful solution to the crisis provided all sides reject violence," army spokesman Colonel Ahmed Aly said in a statement, without specifying who his interlocutors were.

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