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Egypt military chief appears to cut short US visit

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 28 Jan 2011 19:57 GMT
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WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A senior Egyptian military official aims to return home on Friday from the United States, a top U.S. general said, apparently cutting short a visit for defense talks as unrest sweeps his country.

The Pentagon had said earlier on Friday that Lieutenant General Sami Enan, chief of staff of Egypt's armed forces, was leading a delegation in defense talks set run into next week.

"He is still in the United States. I believe he intends to return today," General James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

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