Transcript for Egyptian Death Toll on the Rise
Morning -- the death toll is mounting in the fear is really escalating in a country that is America's most important ally in the volatile Middle East after the army there killed dozens of Islamist protesters this weekend in Egypt there are now in new warnings. -- more violence to come can America do anything to stop the slide here ABC's Jeffrey Kaufmann is in -- this morning Jeffrey good morning. Good morning -- you can feel a sense of siege here we are between -- right now but it is not a question if the streets will explode again in the -- it is only. A question of what. In the blazing summer heat of Cairo they are waiting for. This is camp more -- tens of thousands of men ready to fight again to see -- more seat restored to the presidency. But supporters of Egypt's deposed president are outnumbered and certainly outdone by the military and its many supporters. This weekend's clashes left close to a hundred more C fighters dead. Military backed government insists it did not he met anyone we have never -- live fire at the chest that any protestor. But today we spoke with this Doctor Who treated many of the wounded and dying he says the shots were clearly intended to kill the shots were mostly in. And the head. Things -- but just that few confirmed independently by Human Rights Watch. It's investigators say many of the dead were shot intentionally. By government security forces. The man behind Davis would get -- they left we hold the coup leaders responsible for this massacre and the bloodshed and says this man. There is -- huge popular support here for the military's overthrow more -- earlier this month. Although elected democratically. Many here believe he was intent on undermining democracy. And imposing religious law. The contents of the dollar rebate again is that -- -- These -- put them. Authorities clearly feel threatened by that huge military -- campus -- -- supporters have set out here they have vowed to disperse it. But that's not going to happen without a lot more bloodshed. Then beyond -- are looking in another tense day in that part of the world that clearly Washington is keeping an eye on what's going on there.
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