- National Guard (Bahrain)
The National Guard of Bahrain (Arabic: الحرس الوطني) is a separate military force in Bahrain that serves both as defence force against external threats and as a security force against internal threats. It was established in 1997, through a royal decree by then Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
External images Photo showing members of the Bahraini National Guard arrest Wall Street Journal reporter Alex Delmar-Morgan as he walks towards Pearl Square on March 16, 2011 from the Daily Mail, March 17, 2011
The National Guard has been involved in the Bahrain government's violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters during the 2011 Bahraini uprising.
- ^ "Decree No 1 of the Year 1997 on the Establishment and Formation of the National Guard". Official Gazette of the Kingdom of Bahrain. 7 January 1997. http://www.legalaffairs.gov.bh/viewhtm.aspx?ID=O0197.
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- ^ "HM King Hamad Visits the National Guard". Bahrain News Agency. 3 March 2011. http://bna.bh/portal/en/news/448952.
- ^ "Bahrain". The 2011 US Department of State Background Notes. United States Department of State. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/26414.htm. Retrieved 5 September 2011. "Bahrain also has a national guard that consists of about 1,200 personnel."
- ^ "Bahrain Defence Force General Command". Bahrain News Agency. 16 March 2011. http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/450034. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
- ^ "Pakistani troops aid Bahrain's crackdown". Aljazeera.com. 30 July 2011. http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/07/2011725145048574888.html.
- ^ "Overseas Employment Services: Fauji Foundation headhunts for Bahrain’s security units". The Express Tribune. 11 March 2011. http://tribune.com.pk/story/130961/overseas-employment-services-fauji-foundation-headhunts-for-bahrains-security-units/.
- ^ Riedel, Bruce (2 August 2011). "The New Bahrain-Pakistan Alliance". The National Interest. http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/bahrain-calls-mercenaries-silence-protestors-5689.
- ^ "Bahrain's Foreign Police Add to Tensions". The Wall Street Journal. 25 March 2011. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703784004576220762563363574.html.
- Bahrain Defence Force
- Special Security Force Command
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