30 Jan '11, 10pm

Egyptian military flexes muscle amid continued chaos, unrest

CAIRO - Fighter jets swooped low over Cairo yesterday in what appeared to be an attempt by the military to show its control of a city beset by looting, armed robbery and anti-government protests. Minutes before the start of a 4pm (10pm, Singapore time) curfew, at least two jets made multiple passes over a central square where thousands of protesters were calling for the departure of President Hosni Mubarak. The army also sent hundreds more troops and armoured vehicles onto the streets yesterday. "This is terrorism, they are trying to scare the people with the planes and the tanks. They are trying to make people afraid and leave the square," said Mr Gamal Ahmed, a 40-year-old air-conditioning technician. Yesterday, truckloads of hundreds of police also poured back into Cairo neighbourhoods and took up positions on the streets. Gangs of armed men had attacked at least four j...

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