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5 Jan 2024

US Extends Military Base Operation in Qatar by 10 Years

The US [has renewed an agreement](, not publicly announced, maintaining its presence at [Al Udeid Air Base]( in Qatar for another decade. The facility, a strategic US Central Command hub, can house over 10,000 troops and is used for operations throughout the Middle East. This extension underscores the continuing US-Qatar defense relationship despite scrutiny over Qatar's connections with Hamas.