1,000 Saudi troops enter Bahrain

March 14, 2011 14:34

RIYADH - About 1,000 Saudi soldiers entered Bahrain early on Monday to protect government facilities following recent unrest by the country's Shi'ite Muslim majority, a Saudi official source said.

"About 1,000 Saudi soldiers have entered Bahrain early on Monday morning through the causeway to Bahrain," the source told Reuters. "They are part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) force that would guard the government installations".

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