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Qatar detains 16 sailors from Bahrain in the past two days

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Bahrain’s Coast Guard has confirmed that Qatari authorities has detained nearly 16 sailors from the kingdom in the past two days.

The kingdom’s Coast Guard Commander, Brigadier Alaa Abdullah Siyadi said that the Qatari authorities, detained three Bahraini boats with 16 sailors on-board in just the past two days.

This brings the numbers of Bahraini boats held by Qatari authorities to 15 boats, in addition to 20 sailors who have been detained since at least 2009.