Bahrain has agreed to allow the use of its airport for Afghan evacuations

Dubai: The island kingdom of Bahrain has announced that it is “allowing flights to use Bahrain’s transit facilities” in the midst of Afghanistan’s evacuations.
The announcement was made by the kingdom in a statement issued early Saturday.

The US Navy’s 5th Fleet is based in Bahrain, which is located in the Persian Gulf off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

The announcement comes as the United States faced difficulties on Friday as its facilities at Al-Udeid Air Base in Qatar became overcrowded with those fleeing the Taliban’s takeover of the country.

The kingdom also stated that it hopes “all parties will commit to stabilising the internal situation and protecting civilian lives and the rule of law.”

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