الخميس، أغسطس 15، 2013

Brotherhood’s Scorched-Earth Strategy Provokes More Bloodshed


The conflict between the state of Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood has reached a deadly point after weeks of anticipation. On Wednesday morning [Aug. 14] police moved in to clear two Brotherhood encampments and their supporters east of Cairo. Police moved alongside bulldozers that removed barricades and sand fortifications erected by the pro-Morsi supporters. The operation was mostly covered live by Egyptian state TV and several other private stations. Al-Nahda, the much smaller sit-in, was also the easier site to disperse. The Rabia al-Adawiya sit-in was much tougher, but it was mostly cleared by sunset.  The death toll from the Rabia al-Adawiya sit-in in Nasr City reached 202, with 87 reported deaths from the al-Nahda site, according to a Health Ministry spokesman. The total death toll nationwide stood at 525, including 43 security troops, according to the latest Health Ministry figures

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/08/egypt-scorched-earth-strategy-nawara.html#ixzz2c3zSiFo6


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