RIYADH, June 28 Saudi Arabia is
to withdraw most of its security forces from
Bahrain starting on Monday after deciding the situation is
calmer in the Gulf Arab country after protests in February and
Security forces from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab
Emirates were sent into Bahrain in mid-March to help clear the
streets of protesters. Emergency rule, imposed at the time, was
lifted earlier this month.
"The Saudi troops will be withdrawn starting on Monday
because their situation is getting much calmer," said a Bahrain
Another source confirmed the withdrawal and said not all the
troops would be withdrawn at once. About 1,000 Saudi soldiers
entered Bahrain to protect government facilities.
(Reporting by Amena Bakr; Editing by Reed Stevenson)