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UK reveals details of military staff in Gulf countries

Further details about UK military staff in the Gulf have been revealed in written answers to parliament by junior minister at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) Mike Penning. His 13 September statement listed the following deployments:• Saudi Arabia – Penning said the UK had around 100 military personnel advising the Saudi Arabian National Guard and working on other projects related to UK-supplied aircraft, naval vessels, weapons and associated support services.

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