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United States cuts off aid to Egypt

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Washington (CNN) -- The United States will cut off aid to Egypt in the wake of the July coup against President Mohamed Morsy and the turmoil that has followed, a U.S. official said Tuesday.

The Obama administration withheld some military aid to Egypt in August.

The U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the full suspension has been prompted by an "accumulation of events," including recent violence against protesters, dozens of whom were killed over the weekend.

The suspension will formally take effect in the coming days, the official said.

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