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Bahrain suffers collateral economic damage from Qatar crisis

Coast Guard Commander Commodore Alaa Siyadi said on 18 September that three Bahraini boats with 16 fishermen on board had been detained by Qatari security forces in the previous three days. Such incidents have often occurred in Gulf waters, and Qatar tried to defuse the row, saying any fishermen entering its waters illegally were detained as a matter of course; they are generally released after a few days while their boats were impounded pending the outcome of court proceedings.

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