CAIRO: Sources indicate that desertions from the Egyptian Army have dramatically increased and many are taking their weapons with them. While desertions increased significantly after the coup by Al-Sissi, the desertion rate has increased manifold in recent days. Also indicated is that military conflict between protesters and Al-Sissi's regime may already have started and the situation is highly fluid. This move to military conflict is despite Muslim Brotherhood's repeated call to stick to peaceful protests. Meanwhile it has been learned that a large number of Christians are being utilized by Al-Sissi to monitor and quell the uprising.