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Bahrain Arrests Six Men Suspected of Qaeda Links

Bahrain said Tuesday it had arrested six people, who are suspected of having links to Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network, to thwart “dangerous” attacks in the kingdom, which is home to the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet. The arrests follow a Friday warning by the State Department about the possibility of militant attacks in the oil-rich Gulf region. Bahrain’s neighbor is Saudi Arabia, which has been hit by a wave of al Qaeda suicide bombings and shooting attacks against Westerners. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashed bin Abdullah al-Khalifa told the official Bahrain News Agency the six men were arrested to “prevent them for committing dangerous operations that would have threatened people and their possessions.” Full Story

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