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Bahrain forces kill infant with poison gas

A Bahraini infant has died in a poison gas attack carried out by regime forces in a residential area.
Bahraini activists said the six-month-old baby died of asphyxia from inhaling tear gas fired on protesters in a residential area near the capital Manama on Thursday.

Saudi-backed Bahraini forces continue attacks on anti-regime demonstrators in towns and villages across the country.

On Wednesday, 27-year-old Zahra Saleh, who was brutally hit by regime forces in the head during an anti-government demonstration in the northern village of Daih on November 18, succumbed to her injuries.

Dozens of people have been killed and thousands more have been arrested or fired from their jobs since February as part of the regime’s crackdown on demonstrations in Bahrain.

On December 2, the Manama regime announced it would hire John Timoney, a former police chief from Miami, and John Yates, the former assistant commissioner of the UK Metropolitan Police, to offer support to Bahraini security forces in their brutal crackdown on popular protests.

The Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) issued a report on November 23, saying that the ruling Al Khalifa regime had used “excessive force, including the extraction of forced confessions against detainees,” in their efforts to crush demonstrations in the country.

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