Saturday, January 29, 2011

BBC: Egyptian Tanks Surround US, UK Embassies

This could be a huge, huge problem. This is similar to 1979 when the Islamic rebels took the US Embassy and held hostages for 444 days.

The BBC is reporting that Egyptian Army tanks have allegedly surrounded the embassies of the United States and United Kingdom. This comes after Israel evacuated its entire embassy staff via helicopter. This is coming in through their live blog, and further details appear scarce. The BBC is quoting an al-Jazeera cable:

2125: Tanks have surrounded the US and British embassies in Cairo, Al-Jazeera reports.

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