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Bahrain: New regional maritime force

The headquarters for the new maritime security mission for the Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman and Bab El Mandeb Strait was inaugurated in Bahrain on 7 November. Coalition Task Force (CTF) Sentinel’s new command centre will be led by US Rear Admiral Alvin Holsey. The force will include contributions from Australia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, UK and US. The mission is linked to the International Maritime Security Construct, which is supported by a number of countries, including Israel and Albania.

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