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Waiting for statement as army meets with leaders

Egyptian military leaders are meeting with opposition and other figures ahead of an official statement.

“The General Command of the Armed Forces is currently meeting with a number of religious, national, political and youth icons … There will be a statement issued from the General Command as soon as they are done,” the army said in a post on its official Facebook page, according to a Reuters translation.

Everybody is waiting to hear what the Egyptian army will do. Al-Jazeera’s correspondent Nicole Johnson, at a rally of Morsi supporters in Giza, says everybody is calm and that “the ball is in the military’s court.”

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