Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): During the events of the 1990s and during one of the stages of the uprising in Bahrain, the Bahraini citizens shockingly witnessed military tanks, perhaps for the first time, as they were being deployed in various areas across the country. At the time, there was a rumor circulating that the then Bahraini Crown Prince Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa (the current King of Bahrain) was the person behind the decision to confront the protestors with tanks in order to put an instant end to the movement.
Between that undocumented information and the truth that only those who reside in the royal palace actually know, no one managed to figure out what had happened. A few days passed and the tanks were withdrawn from the streets, and so the crackdown on protestors was limited to the Interior Ministry forces, including the notorious state security corpse.
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