Morsi travel ban imposed as top advisor says 'military coup underway'

Published July 3rd, 2013 - 04:38 GMT
Egyptian Defence Minister Abdelfatah al-Sisi (AFP)
Egyptian Defence Minister Abdelfatah al-Sisi (AFP)

A military coup is underway in Egypt and it will not succeed without bloodshed, a security advisor to President Mohammad Morsi said on Wednesday.

The unnamed advisor told Reuters he expects the army and police forces to use violence to remove pro-Morsi demonstrators.

AFP reported that Egyptian security forces imposed a travel ban on Morsi and several top Islamist allies over their involvement in a prison escape in 2011, security officials said.

Airport officials confirmed to AFP that they had received orders to prevent the leaders -- including Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater - from travelling abroad.

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