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Foreign Troops Head For Bahrain

The beseiged Bahrani monarchy has requested help from neighboring countries in the wake of fierce clashes between the police and the anti-regime opposition which occurred yesterday. Troop from Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and the UAE have arrived in Bahrain to protect key pieces of infrastructure such as oil and gas facilities and financial institutions. Their arrival has already upset the opposition, leading it to consider the troops’ presence tantamount to an “occupation.” There is speculation that the predominantly Shia opposition will react violently to the arrival of troops from Sunni-led countries, such as Saudi Arabia, inflaming an already charged atmosphere.


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