Intervenção saudita no Bahrein?

Saudi troops 'sent into Bahrain' (Al-Jazeera English):
A Saudi military force of about 1,000 troops has entered Bahrain to help protect government facilities there, according to reports citing Saudi sources.

The reports on Monday, which Al Jazeera could not immediately confirm, follow weeks of unrest in the tiny Gulf State, which lies between Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

"About 1,000 Saudi soldiers entered Bahrain early on Monday morning through the causeway to Bahrain," the Reuters news agency reported a Saudi source as saying.

"They are part of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) force that would guard the government installations."

Abdel al-Mowada, the deputy chairman of Bahrain's parliament, told Al Jazeera: "I cannot gurantee it 100 per cent. We heard that they [the Saudi force] are coming ... but it is not 100 percent guaranteed [that they are here]."

The move follows a request from Bahrain for help from its Gulf Arab neighbours as the country's Sunni rulers face growing pressures from its majority Shia population to institute political reforms.

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