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A Ministry of Interior helicopter passes the flag of main opposition party Al Wefaq at their headquarters in Manama in this file photo taken on October 4, 2011. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's highest court dissolved the country's main Shi'ite Muslim opposition group al-Wefaq, and liquidated the group's funds, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported on Sunday.

The funds would be claimed by the state treasury, the report said. The decision advances a crackdown on the Gulf kingdom's opposition after the authorities closed down Wefaq and revoked the citizenship of a top Shi'ite cleric in June.

(Reporting by Katie Paul, Editing by William Maclean)


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