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Egypt latest news: Troops fire shots, fighter planes soar over protesters – This Just In – Blogs



– [Update 4:40 p.m. Cairo, 9:40 a.m. ET] Egyptian troops fired warning shots into the air in Cairo’s Tahrir Square as demonstrators defied a curfew order Sunday evening.

– [Update 4:30 p.m. Cairo, 9:30 a.m. ET] U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. Clinton told CNN’s Candy Crowley that the U.S. is neither on Mubarak’s side or the protesters’ side but that the U.S. is on the side of the Egyptian people. Clinton told NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that the U.S. does not have any reports of American citizens killed or injured in the anti-government protests in Egypt. Clinton said the U.S. has no plans to cut off aid to Egypt Sunday on ABC’s “The Week.”

– [Update 4 p.m. Cairo, 9 a.m. ET] Fighter planes flew low over the crowds in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday, 10 minutes before the state-imposed curfew. The planes flew low enough that CNN personnel on the ground could see inside the cockpit. Some in the crowd began holding prayers despite the planes.

– [Update 3:53 p.m. Cairo, 8:53 a.m. ET] Egyptian opposition leader

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