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CAIRO (Reuters) – As cities along the Suez Canal erupted in violence in late January, the leader of Egypt’s armed forces feared for the future of the fledgling democracy. General Abdel Fattah Sisitold the elected president, Mohamed Mursi, that the situation was critical, according to Egyptian security sources familiar with the events.

“The military leadership advised the president that national security was threatened following the chaos and vandalism that befell the cities of Suez and Port Said,” a security source with links to the military told Reuters.

The two men discussed ways to contain the unrest along the Canal, which is vital to Egypt and global…

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