DUBAI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Bahrain's crown prince on Saturday
called for a national day of mourning "for the sons we have
lost", the state news agency reported.
Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Deputy Supreme
Commander of the Armed Force, called for calm, asking citizens
to unite and cooperate with all political forces in the country.
"I stress, once more, that our duty is to preserve security
and stability, to ensure that there is no discord and that the
situation does not worsen," the statement on Bahrain's national
news agency said.
"Join us to calm the situation, so that we can announce a
day of mourning for our lost sons."
He earlier ordered the withdrawal of all military from the
streets of Bahrain with immediate effect.
(Reporting by Martina Fuchs; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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