Bahrain orders Qatari troops to leave as Persian Gulf row escalates: Report

‘Bahrain has reportedly ordered Qatari troops serving with a coalition allegedly fighting with the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group to leave the Persian Gulf country soon, as Qatar accuses its neighbors, particularly Saudi Arabia, of imposing a crippling “siege” on the emirate.

According to an informed source, speaking on condition of anonymity to AFP on Sunday, the troops, who are part of the United States Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), headquartered in Bahrain, were asked by Manama to leave their base.

“The Bahrainis told the US general in command of the base that Qatari soldiers must leave,” said that source, adding, “They are still in the base but likely to leave within the next two days.”

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar on June 5, officially accusing Doha of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Qatar, for its part, has slammed the measures as unjustified, saying they are based on false claims and assumptions.’

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