“New horrors are brought every day,” reports Nation contributor Sharif Abdel Kouddous from Egypt, following a weekend of bloodshed that shows no signs of abating. In the latest incident, at least twenty-five policemen were killed by armed militants in Sinai on Monday. Around 900 people, mostly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, have been killed since clashes reignited last week.

Abdel Kouddous joined Democracy Now! this morning to talk about Cairo’s descent into mass violence, as the death toll rises. “It’s not a Cairo that many people recognize. With both sides vowing to escalate, worse days surely lie ahead,” Abdel Kouddous said.

Read Sharif Abdel Kouddous’ latest dispatch from Cairo.