Qatar extracts groups from Djibouti-Eritrea border mission

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Qatar has unsociable its troops from the border between Djibouti and Eritrea, where the Gulf state has been acting as peacemaker in a border dispute, the Qatari Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

It did not give reason for the withdrawal but the move comes as Qatar faces a major diplomatic crisis with some of its Gulf Arab neighbors.

They cut ties a week ago, accusing Doha of backing Terrorist militancy and Iran. Qatar strongly denies this.

The ministry said in a statement, “Qatar has been an impartial diplomatic mediator in resolving crises and disputes between brotherly and friendly countries and will continue to be a major player in the international community,”

It did not specify the number of troops affected. Qatar has informed the Djibouti government of the withdrawal, the ministry said. Saudi-owned media reported that Djibouti had reduced its level of representation in Qatar.

Source: Reuters

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