Egypt military moves into Sharm el-SheikhBy DPA, IANS
Sunday, January 30, 2011
CAIRO - The Egyptian military moved into the Sinai resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh Sunday in an effort to control unrest in the tourist areas, while Cairo airport was flooded with foreigners trying to leave the country in a hurry.
The US embassy in Cairo has advised US citizens to leave the country as soon as possible owing to the unrest, according to broadcaster al-Arabiya.
Saudi Arabia and Turkey said they were sending planes to evacuate their citizens from Egypt.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is reported to be dividing his time between a residence in Cairo and one in Sharm el-Sheikh.