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'Mubarak, family under house arrest'

world Updated: Mar 28, 2011 20:08 IST

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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his family are under house arrest and they have not fled to Saudi Arabia, Egypt's military rulers said on Monday.

"There is no truth in reports that former president Hosni Mubarak has left Egypt for Tabuk in Saudi Arabia," the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said in a statement on Facebook.

"He is under house arrest, with his family, in Egypt," the Herald Sun newspaper quoted the military as saying.

Mubarak left the capital Cairo for the resort city of Sharm el Sheikh on Feb 11.

A report in an Egyptian newspaper earlier said he has gone to Tabuk for cancer treatment, which was denied by Egypt's prosecutor general.

The council has ruled Egypt since Mubarak quit after 18 days of massive street protests against his 30-year regime.