overseas to the very latest in egypt, all that chaos there. Abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz arrived th same streets she visited just a month ago. Tonight she tells us why the... See More
overseas to the very latest in egypt, all that chaos there. Abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz arrived th same streets she visited just a month ago. Tonight she tells us why the spiraling crises is so dangerous for america. Reporter: Where does this go from here? Were you shot? Yes. Reporter: We spoke today to 25-year-old mohammed sultan, shot last week by the egyptian forces in the e rungs of violence. He represents egypt's future, best and brightest, graduating from america's ohio state university. If we have to die so that the next generation can live freely then so be it. Reporter: Weeks ago we walked among jubilant protestors in tahrir square when the egyptian air force launched its own efforts to win hearts and minds. Across town with a pro morsi crowd building tents and digging in. There was hope for a peaceful end. Instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. Tonight here in cairo on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, this scene is truly stunning, burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. This is fast becoming a simmering civil war, one of america's great alleys in this region awash in blood. On one side today the government admitted that 36 islamists in custody were killed, while on the other militants slaughtered two dozen egyptian police. The main concern tonight as the killing continues is turning this new generation into fighters against not only the egyptian military but the u.S. As well. Martha raddatz, abc news, cairo.
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