National Guard (Bahrain)
National Guard Insignia
|Part of||King of Bahrain|
|Engagements||Bahraini uprising (2011–present)|
|Commander||Major-General Mohammed bin Isa Al Khalifa|
|National Guard flag|
The National Guard of Bahrain (Arabic: الحرس الوطني) is a separate military force in Bahrain that serves both as defence force against external threats and as a security force against internal threats. It was established in 1997, through a royal decree by then Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa.
|Photo showing members of the Bahraini National Guard arrest Wall Street Journal reporter Alex Delmar-Morgan as he walks towards Pearl Square on March 16, 2011 from the Daily Mail, March 17, 2011|
- "Decree No 1 of the Year 1997 on the Establishment and Formation of the National Guard". Official Gazette of the Kingdom of Bahrain. 7 January 1997.
- Monroe, William (2007-04-09). Prominent Shias Paint Gloomy Picture of Shia Outlook in Bahrain. WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks cable:07MANAMA328. Retrieved 2011-09-06.
- "HM King Hamad Visits the National Guard". Bahrain News Agency. 3 March 2011.
- "Bahrain". The 2011 US Department of State Background Notes. United States Department of State. Retrieved 2 March 2012. "Bahrain also has a national guard that consists of about 2,000 personnel."
- "Bahrain Defence Force General Command". Bahrain News Agency. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011.
- "Pakistani troops aid Bahrain's crackdown". Aljazeera.com. 30 July 2011.
- "Overseas Employment Services: Fauji Foundation headhunts for Bahrain’s security units". The Express Tribune. 11 March 2011.
- Riedel, Bruce (2 August 2011). "The New Bahrain-Pakistan Alliance". The National Interest.
- "Bahrain's Foreign Police Add to Tensions". The Wall Street Journal. 25 March 2011.