Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Bahrain

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1996

Apr. 16: In Sitra, a Shi'ite-majority area southeast of Manama, anti-government activists set fire to a school. [4/18 FBIS]

Apr. 24: The government established a council to screen mosque preachers and to rule on religious issues. [4/25 NYT]

Apr. 28: In Sitra, security forces clashed with demonstrators who marched in support for people being held by the government. [4/29 FBIS]

May 2: In Diraz, south of Manama, police clashed with 150 Shi'ite demonstrators, arresting 15. [5/3 FBIS]

May 5: In Manama, at least four bombs exploded in several stores, including a British insurance firm. No injuries were reported. [5/5 WP, 5/6 FBIS]

May 6: On Muharraq island, northeast of Manama, a bomb exploded in a bus station, wounding two people. [5/7 FBIS]

May 7: In Sanabis, a suburb of Manama, a bomb exploded in a house, killing three people and wounding four. [5/8 FBIS]

June 4: Authorities announced that they had arrested 44 people connected to an Iranian-sponsored plan to topple the government. …

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