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5 Jan 2024

US Extends Military Base Operation in Qatar by 10 Years

The US [has renewed an agreement](https://edition.cnn.com/2024/01/02/politics/us-qatar-agreement-largest-base-middle-east/index.html?Date=20240102&Profile=CNN&utm_content=1704237823&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter), not publicly announced, maintaining its presence at [Al Udeid Air Base](https://www.instagram.com/aludeidairbase/?hl=fr) 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.