Saudi Troops Intervene to Shore Up Bahrain's Monarchy

(Washington Post) Michael Birnbaum and Karen DeYoung - More than 1,000 troops from Saudi Arabia and at least 600 more from the United Arab Emirates were sent to Bahrain as part of an intervention authorized by the Gulf Cooperation Council on Sunday in response to a direct request from Bahrain. The extraordinary intervention was aimed at helping the country's Sunni monarchy bring an end to weeks of Shiite-led protests. Citizen-run checkpoints now dot Bahrain, witnesses said.

2011-03-15 00:00:00

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