Egypt military to make an important statement

Friday 11 Feb 2011

The Egyptian military's Supreme Command Council was meeting Friday and was to make an "important statement to the people," the state news agency MENA reported.
"The Supreme Council for the Armed Forces, presided over by Defence Minister Hussein Tantawi, has held an important meeting this morning. It will issue an important statement to the people," MENA said.

Earlier, a senior military officer with ties to the Supreme Council told AFP the generals were continuing to meet in "permanent session" and were expected to make a statement on Friday.

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