Egypt's army sends helicopters to scene of soccer violence

Wed Feb 1, 2012 8:14pm GMT

CAIRO Feb 1 (Reuters) - Egypt's Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the country's ruling military council, ordered two helicopters be sent to Port Said, the scene of violent soccer clashes, to fly out some of the visiting Al Ahli soccer team and its fans, military sources said.

The helicopters will transfer the injured to military hospitals, the sources said. (Reporting by Dina Zayed and Marwa Awad)

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