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Bahrain: Tanks Head Towards Capital Manama

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.

After a morning raid this Thursday 17 February, 2011, on protesters at Lulu Roundabout in Bahraini capital Manama, reports have surfaced of army tanks heading towards the city.

@ahmed289 @yslaise http://plixi.com/p/77971560

Army vehicles in Riffa heading towards the Bahraini capital Manama. Image by @ahmed289.

Army vehicles in Riffa heading towards the Bahraini capital Manama. Image by @ahmed289.

This video by TwitVid user Ali Al Saeed shows tanks driving towards Manama from the nearby city of Riffa.

@alialsaeed http://twitvid.com/IMZKO – Armored army vehicles driving towards Manama from Riffa.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8HWhBAHqwg
Uploaded on ElliotsFather‘s YouTube account

@ammar456: Tanks on the highway: http://twitpic.com/40m8x8 #bahrain #feb14 #lulu

Bahrain Army Tanks on Shaikh Khalifa Highway heading towards Manama. Image by Twitter user @ammar456.

Bahrain Army Tanks on Shaikh Khalifa Highway heading towards Manama. Image by Twitter user @ammar456.

These are the only two confirmed photos that have surfaced as police around the capital Manama have started confiscating people's camera phones when caught taking pictures; blogger Redha Haji tweeted about his ordeal:

@RedhaHaji Was stopped at salmaniya traffic junction. Pretending talk phone taking pics #bahrain #lulu #feb14 http://yfrog.com/h77cjamj

Police near Qufool Intersection near Salmaniya Hospital. Image by Twitter user @RedhaHaji.

Police near Qufool Intersection near Salmaniya Hospital. Image by Twitter user @RedhaHaji.

@RedhaHaji Locked phone before handing it to them. Sat in car waiting. Wearing wrk clothes. I was let go #bahrain #lulu #feb14 shaking hard to type

This post is part of our special coverage of Bahrain Protests 2011.

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