Issue 151 - 23 Jul 1985
The GCC's Rapid Deployment Force will be assembled at Hafr al Batin base, in north-eastern Arabia near the borders of Iraq and Kuwait, within the next few months. The Force, the formation of which was agreed at last November's GCC summit meeting in Kuwait. is designed 'to be ready to come to the aid of any Gulf country in the event of external aggression'.

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