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GM suspends Egypt operations amid violence

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US auto giant General Motors said Thursday that it has shuttered its Cairo office and stopped production due to the unrest in Egypt. 

A tractor clears the debris at Rabaa al-Adawiya square in Cairo on August 15, 2013, as smoke billows in the background, following a crackdown on the protest camps of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi the previous day.

"We made the decision to close our Cairo office and halt production operations in our plant in 6th October City," a GM spokesman said in a statement.

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