More Saudi army troops may have been sent to quell unrest in the Gulf island state Bahrain 2507111
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Defense News - Bahrain
|More Saudi army troops may have been sent to quell unrest in the Gulf island state, Bahrain.|
Saudi Arabia has been rotating some of its army troops in Bahrain, the Bahraini state news agency BNA said on Saturday, July 23, 2011, following reports more Saudi troops may have been sent to quell unrest in the Gulf island state.
Saudi army troops enter in Bahrain (Archive image: March 2011)
Security forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were sent into Bahrain in mid-March to help clear the streets of protesters who had been staging demonstrations since February.
The troops were part of a Peninsula Shield force set up by Gulf Arab states for their mutual defense.