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Bahrain allows airport use for Afghanistan evacuations

Above, the new passenger terminal of Bahrain International Airport. (AFP)
Above, the new passenger terminal of Bahrain International Airport. (AFP)
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21 Aug 2021 03:08:58 GMT9
21 Aug 2021 03:08:58 GMT9
  • Kingdom made the announcement in a statement released early Saturday

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The island kingdom of Bahrain has said it is “allowing flights to make use of Bahrain’s transit facilities” amid the evacuations of Afghanistan.

The kingdom made the announcement in a statement released early Saturday.

Bahrain, in the Arabian Gulf off Saudi Arabia, is home to the US Navy’s 5th Fleet.

The announcement comes as the US faced issues Friday with its facilities at Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar filling up with those fleeing the Taliban takeover of the country.

The kingdom also said it is hoping that “all parties will commit to stabilizing the internal situation and to protecting the lives of civilians and the rule of law.”

AP

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