Did Egypt Police Execute 36 Islamist Prisoners To Prevent Their Escape?

Egypt police say 36 dead Islamist prisoners died from tear gas

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“Thirty-six of the prisoners died of suffocation and crowding after tear gas was used to stop their escape,” the ministry said

 
Police surrounds Rabaa (Photo by Ahmed AlMalky/DNE)

Egyptian Police surrounds Rabaa (File Photo/DNE)

AFP –  Thirty-six Egyptian Islamist prisoners killed on Sunday during an attempted prison break died after suffocating on tear gas, the interior ministry said in a statement.

“Thirty-six of the prisoners died of suffocation and crowding after tear gas was used to stop their escape,” the ministry said.

The official MENA news  agency reported that “unknown gunmen” had tried to aid the prisoners, who kidnapped a police officer.

Earlier, the interior ministry said the inmates rioted while they were being transferred to the north Cairo prison of Abu Zaabal, and that police were “dealing with the situation”.

The Brotherhood-led Anti-Coup Alliance, which is pressing for the reinstatement of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, accused police of killing the prisoners as they were being moved.

“The Anti-Coup Alliance obtained evidence of the assassination of at least 38 anti-coup detainees in a truck transferring them to Abu Zaabal prison today,” the group said in a statement.

“They were reportedly assassinated in their truck with live ammunition and tear gas fired from windows.”

A MENA said later that trucks carrying 612 prisoners came under attack by armed men, and “a number of prisoners” were killed in ensuing clashes.

Police and the military sent reinforcements around the prison, the news agency reported.

The Sniper-Killing of Seventeen-year-old Asma el-Beltagi, Daughter of MB Leader

Egypt: Grief of Muslim Brotherhood leader’s family at death of teenage daughter

the telegraph

Seventeen-year-old Asma el-Beltagi should have had the brightest of futures. She was top of her class in school, had a reputation as a gentle and intelligent young woman, and was loved as the daughter of one of Egypt’s first ever democratically elected leaders.

Asmaa el Beltagy

Seventeen-year-old Asma el-Beltagi was loved as the daughter, Mohammed al-Beltagi, of one of Egypt’s first ever democratically elected leaders.

This video shows how snipers shot and killed MB Leader’s daughter, Asma el-Beltagi. Very tragic scene.  https://twitter.com/search?q=%23R4BIA&src=hash

Riyadh Dares To Warn the West

Saudi warns against pressurising Egyptian military over Islamist crackdown

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File - Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal attends an emergency meeting with Arab League foreign ministers, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, to discuss the political situation in Syria on April 26, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI)
File – Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal attends an emergency meeting with Arab League foreign ministers, at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, to discuss the political situation in Syria on April 26, 2012. (AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI)

PARIS: Saudi Arabia on Sunday warned the West against putting pressure on Egypt’s military-backed government to halt a crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

“We will not achieve anything through threats,” Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, told reporters through an interpreter during a visit to Paris.

The Saudi official made his comments after meeting French President Francois Hollande, who on Thursday called for a swift end to a state of emergency imposed by Egypt’s military authorities.

EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels this week to review what steps to take following a bloody crackdown since Wednesday on supporters of Mursi, deposed by the military on July 3. More than 800 people have died in the violence.

The United States sharply criticised the violence and cancelled jointed military exercises with is ally that had been due next month. But Washington has not cut its $1.3 billion in military aid and about $250 million in economic aid to Egypt.

Riyadh was a close ally of Egypt’s former leader Hosni Mubarak, toppled by a popular uprising in 2011 that brought Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood to power, and has long feared the spread of the Islamist group’s ideology to the Gulf monarchies.

On Friday, Saudi King Abdullah called on Arabs to stand together against “attempts to destabilise” Egypt, in a message of support for Egypt’s military and clear attack on the Brotherhood.

Kurdish fighters went to Syria to fight Assad but were used by al-Nusra and ISIS to fight Kurdish militias

Kurdish fighters went to Syria to fight Assad but were used by al-Nusra and ISIS to fight Kurdish militias

 

 

 

Scores of young Kurdish fighters from Iraqi Kurdistan, Sulaimaniyah province, went to Syria to fight the Assad regime recently as the fighting between the Assad forces and rebels intensified. However they found themselves fighting a different force, one of their own ethnic group and language, the YPG (People’s Protection Units), this is according to an interview by the Sterk TV with three young Kurdish fighters who claimed they laid down their weapons when coming in contact with Kurdish-speaking forces on the confrontation lines. The fighters are in YPG detention now.

 

 

All the Kurdish fighters crossed into Syria through Turkey using their Iraqi passports. One of the three fighters appearing in the video says he entered Syria through Tal Abyad where he joined the Faruk Brigade and was given a gun and sent to the battle ground.

 

 

“They told us that the TV report that there was a battle near Tal Tamar between the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the Assad regime.  It was about 12 midnight we went to this village near Tal Tamar where we stayed in a room until morning, about 7 or 8 am when there was gunfire. There we found out they were Kurds and we laid down our weapons because we came here to fight Bashar Assad not Kurds”

 

 

Another one of the young men says “we came here to liberate the Syrian people form Bashar Assad regime including the Kurds who are part of Syria.. But when we came here they [al-Nusra and ISIS] did not tell us where you are, Ras al-Ain…. there are Kurds, they said there were Bashar Assad regime [forces]. And when we went they told us that we were going to fight against Bashar Assad forces. It was about 12 midnight when we went there to fight, I called on my Kurdish friends in Kurdish and they [al-Nusra and ISIS] told me ‘don’t speak Kurdish”

Leb. Authorities Arrest Four-Member Gang for Beirut Car-Bombs

Four-Member Gang Confesses Attempts to Detonate Naameh, Other Booby-Trapped Cars

naharnet

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية

W460

At least three people detained by the General Security Directorate confessed that they were planning to detonate a booby-trapped car found in Naameh neighborhood in South of Lebanon in another location.

Information obtained by Naharnet on Sunday showed that the confessions of the car-bombing ring helped the security agencies seize the car parked in Naameh neighborhood.

The members of the network revealed that the car, which was rigged with explosives, was set to be detonated in another area.

Saturday afternoon security agencies seized a car filled with 250 kilograms of explosives near the municipality building in Naameh.

The Audi car carrying fake license plate numbers contained five barrels of TNT, explosive material, fuses and detonators were found in the car along with a device to remotely detonated it.

The Lebanese army and Internal Security Forces swiftly cordoned off the area.

The state-run National News Agency later reported that the gang, which is formed of four members, confessed that they belong to a network which was planning to detonate several cars across Lebanon.

Later on Sunday, the ISF announced that among the seized material from the explosive-laden car were “five kilograms of an unknown explosive substance” and that a lab test was underway.