Clashes sweep Bahrain as king declares emergency

The latest unrest in the Arab world marks first major cross-border military action to challenge one of the many revolts in the region:

Frenzied clashes swept Bahrain Tuesday, a day after a Saudi-led military force entered the country to defend its Sunni monarchy from a Shiite-led protest movement. Hundreds of demonstrators were injured by shotgun blasts and clubs, a doctor said.

As the government’s crackdown intensified, the Bahraini king declared a three-month state of emergency Tuesday that gave his military chief wide authority to battle protesters demanding political reforms and equal rights for Shiites. One demonstrator was shot in the head and killed, and a Saudi official said one of his country’s soldiers was shot dead by a protester.

The force of more than 1,000 Saudi-led troops from several Gulf nations saw its first day of action to help prop up the US-backed regime in Bahrain. Its intervention was the first major cross-border military action to challenge one of the revolts sweeping across the Arab world.


Author: David Kuner | March 15, 2011
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  • Brent
    March 18, 2011
    9:37 am
     

    All a person has to do is read there Bible.they have been fighting sense time began and will continue tell Christ comes back to finish the 7 years of hell on earth, so fierce our minds can’t even start to understand ,,Then peace will come , but not until the prophecy completes

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  • MaryBeth
    March 17, 2011
    8:13 am
     

    These protesters don’t want real freedom. Most of them are just following the others like sheep. Before the unrest, they didn’t seem to have it so terrible. But now we have Saudi Arabia into Bahrain, and all we need right now is a sunni-shia war. So stupid! I hope the Saudis get the situation under control.

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