A new episode in the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the Gulf monarchies: Manama summoned the Qatari soldiers to leave its ground, inform the media.
The Bahraini authorities have ordered the Qatari soldiers serving Bahrain in the US-led international anti-Daech coalition to leave the country within 48 hours, the press reported on Sunday.
“The soldiers of Qatar who are participating in the fight against Daech within the NAVCENT were ordered by Bahrain to leave the country. […] They are still in the base but have to leave in the next two days, “said AFP quoting a source close to the file.
Qatar has military personnel since 2014 at the US Naval Central Command (NAVCENT), whose staff is located in Bahrain. The exact number of Qatari soldiers deployed to fight Daech is unknown.
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, on 5 June, broke diplomatic relations and all land, air and sea links with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist organizations and destabilizing The situation in the Middle East.The Libyan government of al-Beida, which controls the east of the country, as well as the authorities of Yemen, Maldives, Mauritania and the Comoros also announced the breakdown of their relations with Qatar. Djibouti and Jordan have lowered the level of diplomatic relations with Qatar and Senegal, Niger and Chad have recalled their ambassadors to Doha.