Security forces clear Cairo mosque of Morsi's supporters

Security forces clear Cairo mosque of Morsi's supportersCairo, Aug 18 - Security forces in Egypt have cleared a Cairo mosque following a long stand-off with Muslim Brotherhood supporters barricaded inside, reported BBC citing state media.

All protesters have been taken out of the al-Fath mosque, with many of them arrested, said security forces.

The confrontation at the mosque continued for most of the Saturday - with exchanges of gunfire between protesters and security forces.

Hazem Beblawi, the country's interim PM, meanwhile, has proposed to legally dissolve the Brotherhood -- the group which supports the ousted president Mohammed Morsi, and wants him to be reinstated.

The Muslim Brotherhood, despite being closely allied to Morsi's government, has always been been a banned organisation technically -- it was officially dissolved by Egypt's military rulers in 1954. But it recently registered itself as a non-governmental organisation.

In case, the group was legally dissolved, its property and assets could be seized.

The Brotherhood has called for demonstrations everyday since a crackdown on its protest camps in Cairo last Wednesday left hundreds of people dead.

The country's first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi was deposed by military following mass protests against his rule. (IANS)


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