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Tonight on Mosaic: Bahrain's February 14 Movement to return to Martyrs' Square

Bahrain: The Youth of the February 14 Revolution Coalition called for a massive demonstration under the slogan "Right of Return to Martyrs' Square" in the Sanabis region on Thursday. The head of the Shura Council of al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, Jamil al-Kazem, demanded the regime respond to the people's political and social demands and said that the protestors will not back down until their demands are met.

Libya: Reports from the Libyan town of Bi'r al-Ghanam, about 80 kilometers south of the capital Tripoli, indicate that armed opposition fighters have taken control of the area. Eyewitnesses in the area say there is no sign of government forces other than burned tanks and artillery wreckage. On the other hand, Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi responded to the reports by saying that the government forces retook control of the town and that life there has returned to normal.

Syria: Kuwait, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia have decided to recall their ambassadors from Damascus for consultations. On the ground, reports from Syria indicate that the Syrian army opened fire on a number of areas of Deir az-Zour this morning. Yesterday, the city witnessed similar attacks in which over 50 people were killed and dozens more injured, according to opposition activists. These reports were denied by a Syrian military spokesman.


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