US Fifth Fleet
US troop deployment in Persian Gulf As thousands of US soldiers are deployed in West Asia, Iran urges respect

In a provocative move, the US announced deployment of 3,000 additional troops in West Asia on Monday, claiming alleged Iranian threat to ships in the region 

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Opposition movement demands disbanding of US naval base in Bahrain Opposition movement in Bahrain demands disbanding of US naval base, withdrawal of all foreign troops

Bahrain, ruled by the Al-Khalifa dynasty, is one of the closest allies of the US in the Persian Gulf region. It hosts the Fifth Fleet of the US Navy since 1995 and has developed close relations with Israel despite popular opposition