Oct. 6 -Egypt's interim president says the country is on path for elections, as the authorities tighten security ahead of celebrations to mark the anniversary of an attack on Israeli forces during the 1973 war. Sarah Toms reports.
REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT OF PART OF THIS VIDEO, WHICH HAS BEEN OBTAINED FROM A SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 In a statement to the nation, Egyptian authorities warn against any unrest that would disrupt Sunday's 40th anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel. Despite this warning, both opponents and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood have called for mass protests. During the broadcast, interim President Adly Mansour appeared to reassure Egyptians that free and transparent elections would be delivered soon. Political tensions have gripped Egypt since the army ousted President Mohamed Mursi in July, installing an interim government. Hundreds have died in the unrest. Here video taken from a social media website appears to show clashes between supporters of Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood party and the military. Reuters cannot independently verify the footage but five people were killed in demonstrations on Friday. Authorities have cracked down hard on the Brotherhood Islamist organisation. And security has been tightened in all cities in anticipation of yet more protests on Sunday.