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Abbassia is a neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt. It contains the seat of Coptic Orthodox Church. During the continued 2012 protests of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, Abbassia has been the scene of confrontation between protesters, and armed gangs, whom numerous opposition sources have alleged to be operating on the orders of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces under Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the body of officers from the Egyptian military that have been ruling Egypt since the resignation of former President Hosni Mubarak on 11 February 2011. In the Second World War, during which Egypt was the scene of heavy fighting, the United Kingdom located its Royal Armoured Corps School in Abbassia. (via Freebase)