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A police officer orders riot police not to take action as anti-government protesters demonstrate outside Bahrain’s leading opposition party Al Wefaq’s headquarters in Manama. Reuters

Manama – Bahrain has reaffirmed its suffering from the dangerous terrorist organizations that receive funding and support from abroad in which Qatar’s role in supporting and funding them has emerged recently.

According to the Quartet statement, which listed 59 individuals on the terror list, there are two Bahraini nationals, one is on the US list of terrorism, Murtadha al-Sindi, and the other is Ahmad al-Hassan al-Daski.

Organizations funded by Qatar target Bahrain’s security and receive support and training from Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and terrorist organizations in Iraq, such as Iraqi Hezbollah.

Sindi, according to Bahrain’s News Agency (BNA), is Iran’s top agent, the mastermind of its terrorist operations, official spokesman of Wafaa terrorist movement, which is considered a radical movement headed by Abdulwahab Hussein, and is publicly loyal to “Wali al-Faqih”.

Wafaa Movement, Haq Movement, headed by convicted Hassan Mushaima, and London-based Ahrar Bahrain Movement, headed by convicted Saeed al-Shehabi, are allied to change the regime by force and turn Bahrain into an Iranian model.

Sindi also directed terrorist cells, trained in Iranian camps, to target a number of Bahraini security men.

Notably, the terror list, which was announced by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain in the framework of combating terrorism that is supported by Qatar, included six Bahraini organizations of the 12 entities listed.

The list included Saraya al-Ashtar, February 14 Coalition, the Resistance Brigades, Hezbollah Bahrain, Saraya al-Mukhtar and Ahrar Bahrain Movement all which are armed and funded by Iran and its allies in the region.

They all have carried out a series of terrorist acts in Bahrain during the past few years, aiming at destabilizing Bahrain to serve Iran, said Bahraini sources.

The Bahraini government considered Qatar’s involvement in supporting such organizations as a confirmation that it is a country that supports terrorism. It said that Qatar should be punished internationally, not only in the Gulf or Arab countries, and its position is considered biased against the enemies of the nation.

A long statement issued by BNA pointed out that the Qatari regime is explicitly playing the sectarian game, which puts its behavior in a conspiratorial context, reveals the evil contradictions in its policy and makes attempts to resolve the crisis complicated.