Updated Aug. 15, 10:05 a.m.
Egypt descended into chaos Wednesday after the military government stormed camps supportive of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. Interim Vice President Mohamed Mustafa El Baradei resigned shortly after government officials declared a month-long state of emergency. Health officials estimated that hundreds have been killed and thousands have been injured since the operation began this morning to clear the two camps in northeast Cairo and Nahda Square. The number of casualties was expected to grow. White House officials said Wednesday that the president strongly condemned the use of violence against the protesters and called for the Egyptian government to respect human rights.