UK could set up new military bases in Persian Gulf

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 01:42 PM
 
UK could set up new military bases in Persian Gulf
The British military are considering setting up three military bases in the Persian Gulf to fight the Islamic State (ISIS), The Times reported today, citing a source at the UK Ministry of Defence. "You could see an infantry battalion based in al-Minhad, being able to train alongside the Emirates," the source told The Times.
     
The British military are considering setting up three military bases in the Persian Gulf to fight the Islamic State (ISIS), The Times reported today, citing a source at the UK Ministry of Defence. "You could see an infantry battalion based in al-Minhad, being able to train alongside the Emirates," the source told The Times.
British military bases would serve to fight the Islamic State (ISIS)
     

According to the source, an infantry battalion could be sent to Al-Minhad in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The British might also use a training base in Oman and enlarge the port in Bahrain, used by the Royal Navy, to accommodate bigger warships.

The UK had been considering an increase in its military presence in the region for a while, Professor Michael Clarke, director of the Royal United Services Institute think-tank said, as reported by The Times.

 

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