Egypt fighter jets fly low over Cairo amid political crisis
CAIRO - Agence France-Presse
Anti-Mursi protesters walk near banner in front of the presidential palace in Cairo December 8, 2012. REUTERS photoEgyptian F-16 fighter jets made low passes over the centre of Cairo on Sunday in a rare manoeuvre 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 Mohamed Morsi to open talks to stop Egypt descending "into a dark tunnel with disastrous results".
"That is something we will not allow," it said.