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Gulf Soldiers Move Into Bahrain as Popular Uprising Persists

Saudi Arabian troops moved into Bahrain as part of a regional force from the Gulf Cooperation Council, the first outside intervention since a wave of popular uprisings swept through parts of the Arab world.

A military force from the United Arab Emirates will also take part, the state-run Emirates News Agency reported. The UAE contingent is part of the GCC’s Joint Peninsula Shield, a military coalition established to protect the six member states from outside attack. More than 100 military vehicles crossed into Bahrain, al-Jazeera television said.