armored vehicles have entered the Bahraini city of Sitra, shortly after
new videos surfaced of atrocities committed by Saudi-backed Bahraini
forces in the Persian Gulf island nation.
On Saturday, Saudi Arabian tanks rolled onto the streets of Sitra,
an island south of the capital Manama, in a move meant to intimidate
protesters who have been demanding the ouster of the Al Khalifa royal
family, Press TV reported.
Earlier in the week, newly released footage showed a major mosque in
the city of Diraz had been vandalized by Saudi-backed Bahraini forces.
On Thursday, the troops attacked the Imam Sadeq Mosque — a major
mosque of the Persian Gulf state — desecrating the Holy Qur’an and
damaging electronic devices.
The attack was the latest of dozens of raids carried out by Bahraini
government forces targeting mosques, schools, holy sites, and even
graves as part of its crackdown on protesters.
Thousands of anti-government protesters have been staging
demonstrations on Bahrain’s streets since February, demanding that the
Al Khalifa dynasty relinquish power.
Bahraini regime forces, backed by Saudi army troops and mercenaries,
have killed protesters and abducted hundreds of people, including
journalists and opposition figures as well as doctors and nurses.
On May 14, Richard Sollom of Physi…