An Egyptian army commander, Hassan al-Roweny, told protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Thursday that "Everything you want will be realised", a Reuters witness said.
Without citing a source, CNN television said President Hosni Mubarak would transfer his power as army chief to the army.
Roweny addressed protesters from a stage erected in the square, calling on protesters to sing the national anthem and keep Egypt safe.
As they heard his words, protesters chanted: "The people demand the fall of the regime" and "The regime has fallen". (reporting by Marwa Awad, editing by Alison Williams)
ReutersGüncelleme Tarihi: 10 Şubat 2011, 18:00