Saudi reinforce border against Shi'ite rebels, Bahrain braces for unrest

January 2010
Geo-Strategy Direct;1/27/2010, p1
The article reports that Saudi Arabia Deputy Defense Minister Prince Khaled Bin Sultan has said that reinforced Saudi troops along parts of the 1,600-kilometer border with Yemen were able to reduce Yemeni rebel infiltration. The troops have prevented the inflow of most members of the Iranian-backed Believing Youth, which is spreading violence in northern Yemen since August 2009. The influx is said to have gone down from hundreds to dozens per day.


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