Tuesday, March 15, 2011

US military dependents may leave Bahrain

"ABC News' Luis Martinez reports: The deteriorating security situation in Bahrain has led the Pentagon to authorize the voluntary departure of military dependents and non-DOD civilians based at the U.S. Naval base in Bahrain. The base is the home of the Navy’s Fifth Fleet, which conducts operations in the Middle East.

Bahrain’s king imposed martial law today after deadly clashes between government forces and Shiite protesters seeking reforms from the Sunni monarchy. Two protesters were killed in today’s violence and there are reports of as many as 200 needing medical treatment."

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