الزوار الكرام ,,
"هذا المقطع مضاف عن طريق احد متصفحي الموقع وليس عن طريق ادارة الموقع" ,, وعليه لا تتحمل فيديو كل يوم أيّة مسؤوليّة عن المواد الّتي يتم عرضها و/أو نشرها في الموقع ويتحمل المستخدمون بالتالي كامل المسؤولية عن اضافاتهم التي تخالف القوانين أو تنتهك حقوق الملكيّة أو حقوق الآخرين أو أي طرف آخر
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للتسجيل في خدمة واتساب كل يوم المجانية ارسل كلمة “أشتراك” للرقم 00966535001936
Bahrain s army on Friday demolished the 300 foot 90-metre pearl monument that had become a symbol of a month long Shiite uprising against the Sunni monarchy.
The six white curved beams topped with a huge pearl had risen above the square in the capital Manama which became the centre of the anti-government protests in the Gulf nation.
The destruction of the monument underlined the resolve of the Sunni regime to root out any dissent in the kingdom now under emergency rule.
The structure was built in Pearl Square as a monument to Bahrain s history as a pearl-diving centre but became associated with the protests that have shaken the majority Shiite nation.
Security forces overran the protest camp on Wednesday setting off clashes that killed at least five people including two policemen.
At least 12 people have been killed in the month-long revolt.
Bahrain s rulers invited armies from other Sunni-ruled Gulf countries this week to help root out dissent as the month of protests spiralled into widespread calls for an end to the Sunni monarchy.
In declaring emergency rule the king gave the military wide powers to battle the uprising.
Bahrain s royal family is gambling that it can survive the sectarian fault lines that splinter the kingdom and the region with the help of a 1500-strong force led by the Saudis.
The US has made Bahrain home to the Navy s 5th Fleet counting on the Sunni rulers who endured Iran s 1979 Islamic Revolution and waves of unrest among the Shiite majority long complaining of persecution and economic inequality.
But the ruling system - which just two weeks ago appealed for negotiations with majority Shiites - now appears to be trying to crush the opposition imposing a three-month emergency rule that gives the military wide powers to battle the pro-democracy uprising inspired by the revolts across the Arab world.
Shiites account for 70 percent of the half-m million population but are widely excluded from high-level posts.
The rulers and their backers are using everything at their disposal while Shiites hope sheer demographics will be their most potent weapon.
The European Union and NATO echoed US calls for Bahrain to refrain from violence and try to settle the crisis through dialogue.