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Fighter jets swoop over Cairo in show of force

Fighter jets are swooping low over Cairo in what appears to be an attempt by the military to show its control of a city beset by looting, armed robbery and anti-government protests.

world Updated: Jan 30, 2011 21:03 IST

Fighter jets are swooping low over Cairo in what appears 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 4 p m curfew, at least two jets appeared and made multiple passes over downtown, including a central square where thousands of protesters were calling for the departure of President Hosni Mubarak.