Egypt arrests man suspected of arming demonstrators

Daoud Khairat was arrested in Cairo's Nasr City district.

Egypt arrests man suspected of arming demonstrators

World Bulletinm / News Desk

Egyptian authorities arrested a suspected man on Sunday, saying he was close to the brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, according to security sources.

Daoud Khairat was arrested in Cairo's Nasr City district, where police broke up a pro-Morsi protest vigil on Aug. 14 in a bloody crackdown on the president's Muslim Brotherhood. At least five other people were detained elsewhere.

The security sources said the authorities accused Khairat of arming pro-Morsi demonstrators and described him as the "right-hand man" of Mohamed al-Zawahri, the al Qaeda leader's brother who was himself arrested in Egypt on Aug. 17.

The Brotherhood denies using firearms and says it is a peaceful movement with no links to the al Qaeda.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Ağustos 2013, 14:40
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