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Exclusive: Egypt's Massacre, Viewed From Field Hospital

A first-hand account of the siege of the Rabia al-Adawiya field hospital by Egyptian security forces on Aug. 14.

Dead bodies of members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, lie in a room in a field hospital at the Rabaa Adawiya mosque, where they were camping, in Cairo August 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces killed at least 30 people on Wednesday when they cleared a camp of Cairo protesters who were demanding the reinstatement of Mursi, his Muslim Brotherhood movement said. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
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Blood stained the staircases and corridors. Screams from the injured filled six whole floors, where bodies lay torn apart by live ammunition, birdshot and shrapnel. Hundreds of corpses lay stacked in the main halls and corridors as the doctors' continuous cries for help echoed out while they tried, with minimal capabilities, to save whomever they could before the wounded gasped their last breath.

Hours after security forces stormed the perimeter of Rabia al-Adawiya Square to forcefully disperse the pro-Morsi sit-in, the hospital became the locus of a never-before-seen sight in Egypt.

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