Egypt releases video of MB ‘snipers’ firing on security forces

Egypt’s Ministry of Interior released a video on Monday claiming to show Muslim Brotherhood “snipers” firing on security forces last week while a protester camp in Cairo was being dispersed.

The video shows aerial shots seemingly taken from a helicopter, and other shots that appear to be filmed from a high-rise building.

A conversation can be heard by two members of the security forces speaking on a two-way radio.

“He’s still shooting from above,” one of them says, as shots are heard coming out from a tower block in view.

“They’re shooting from the roof and the floor just below the roof,” he shouted.

The video shows what appear to be petrol bombs being thrown from the building.

Security forces on Wednesday forcibly dispersed thousands of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohammad Mursi from two sit-ins in Cairo.

Egypt’s Health Ministry said on Thursday that 623 people were killed and thousands wounded, in what has been described by commentators as the worst day of civil violence in the country’s modern history.

The Brotherhood said 2,200 were killed.

The military had vowed to clear the protests outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque and Nahda Square, saying they were not peaceful and represented a threat to stability.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:41 - GMT 06:41