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Under the Radar: Situation in Bahrain by caseyly16
March 15, 2011, 11:35 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

With all the media focus on Japan’s melting nuclear reactors, the tense civil unrest in  Bahrain has largely flown under the radar.

There are several competing forces at play in Bahrain, including the larger Sunni Shiite divide and the totalitarian monarchy which has ruled Bahrain for the past 200 years. Over the past couple days, these conflicts have manifested in total civil unrest and subsequently, violence. There have been reports of innocent civilians being killed …

Here are a couple interesting articles to get you caught up:

Excellent write-up on the background of the conflict~
http://ali-aj.blogspot.com/2011/02/whats-going-on-in-bahrain-and-why.html

Reports of hundreds of casualties~
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12752675

Al Jazeera report~
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2011/03/201131643831976772.html


 

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