Egypt Fighter Jets Fly Low over Cairo amid Political Crisis

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Egyptian F-16 fighter jets made low passes over the center of Cairo on Sunday in a rare maneuver by the air force over the capital amid high political tension, AFP correspondents reported.

The military was not immediately available for comment.

At the end of October, jets made similar passes as part of a surprise military exercise.

On Saturday, the army released a statement on political unrest that has killed seven people in the capital, urging supporters and opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to open talks to stop Egypt descending "into a dark tunnel with disastrous results".

"That is something we will not allow," it said.

Comments 1
Thumb lebfrcan 09 December 2012, 19:12

I think it is better that the army remains strong a bit like it was in Turkey to keep extremism in check in Egypt.