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Mosque Secured In Egypt After Protesters Are Removed

Jacqueline Jackson |
August 17, 2013 | 10:39 a.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Egyptian Forces 8.16.13 | CNN
Egyptian Forces 8.16.13 | CNN
A day after Friday's "Day of Rage" claimed over 100 lives in Cairo and across Egypt the Egyptian forces have regained control of the Cairo mosque that became the epicenter of multiple confrontations between protestors and the military, said spokesman Hani Abdel-Latif.

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According to CNN hundreds of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi had been hold up in the Al-Fateh mosque in central Cairo over Friday night.  Many of the protestors were detained by police who took over the mosque inside and carried out conversations with the supporters on clearing the building.

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Early Saturday, however, http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/17/world/meast/egypt-protests/index.html?hpt=... ">gunshots rang out heavily at times as security forces fired on the minaret of the Al-Fatah Mosque. The pressure from police ultimately resulted in the securing of the mosque as members of the Muslin Brotherhood and various other supporters left the mosque in small clusters of people.

The closing of the mosque will help to dispel the congregations of people in Cairo and hopefully decrease the potential for another outbreak of violence.

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