Egypt’s military warned Thursday that it was prepared to use force to counter what it called "violence and black terrorism" as protests over the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi continued.

A statement headlined “the last chance” said the commander of the armed forces was going to change strategy in order to guarantee the “security and stability of this great nation.”

"We confirm that the Egyptian Armed Forces is the army for all the people and of all the people and would never raise its weapons in the face of its people, but [it would raise its weapons] in the face of violence and black terrorism [that] has no religion or country," the statement added.