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IDEX 2019: Royal Bahraini Air Force battles on all fronts

11th February 2019 - 12:00 GMT | by Alan Warnes in Bahrain

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The Royal Bahraini Air Force (RBAF) has ‘some serious issues to address right now’, the service’s commander, Maj Gen Hamad bin Abdullah al Khalifah, told Shephard

‘We are still engaged with the Saudi Arabia-led Arab coalition in Yemen, where our F-16s provide close air support along Saudi Arabia’s southern border with Yemen. We have flown more than 10,000 hours and in excess of 3,500 sorties in that role over the past three and a half years,’ the commander explained.

Along with its allied partners, Bahrain is also combating terrorism, and this is all being played out in the face

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