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US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute


Andrew Caballero-Reynolds – Pool via AP

A member of the U.S. Air Force near a Patriot missile battery at the Prince Sultan air base in al-Kharj, central Saudi Arabia, Thursday, February 20, 2020.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. is pulling two Patriot missile batteries and some fighter aircraft out of Saudi Arabia, an American official said Thursday, amid tensions between the kingdom and the Trump administration over oil production.

The official said the decision removes two batteries that were guarding oil facilities in Saudi Arabia but leaves two Patriot batteries at Prince Sultan Air Base in the Saudi desert, along with other air defense systems and jet fighters.


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