US, UK affirm long-haul stay in Qatar's military base

. Its strategic location also makes it vital for missions in the Middle East and Asia.

    The US and British military say they are committed to staying at Al Udeid airbase in Qatar.

    This facility has proved to be crucial in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

    Its strategic location also makes it vital for missions in the Middle East and Asia.

     

    Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Alken reports from Al Udeid.


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