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| April 13th, 2011 nytlogo152x23

Hospital Is Drawn Into Bahrain Strife

A handful of soldiers, their faces covered by black masks to hide their identities, guard the front gate of Salmaniya Medical Complex. Inside, clinics are virtually empty of patients, many of whom, doctors say, have been hauled away for detention after participating in protests. Doctors and nurses have been arrested, too, and the police trail ambulance drivers, health care workers said.