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700 charged by Egypt in Sadat assassination

By With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Karla Vallance / November 4, 1981


In a virtual smashing of Muslim extremists who opposed Anwar Sadat, Egyptian police say they have arrested 700 people charged with the assassination of the late President and a related coup attempt.

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Officials say the killing of Mr. Sadat was only part of a much bigger plan to seize power and create an Iranian-style Islamic regime in Egypt.