Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour has pledged a "battle for security to the end" against those he says want to drive the country into chaos.
In a televised speech late Thursday, Mansour said Egypt is at a "decisive moment" and must be protected against those who are looking to bring "violence and bloodshed."
"I reaffirm to you all my commitment and the government's commitment to restore security and stability in our country," Mansour said. "We will not be scared or alarmed, and we will not go easy on those who kill the innocent. We will fight a battle of security to the end, we will protect the revolution, we will build the nation and we will move forward without hesitation."