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MANAMA, Bahrain — The Department of Defense Dependents Schools-operated Bahrain School will be closed Sunday as part of a three-day period mourning the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. All public establishments and ministries in the Persian Gulf island kingdom will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bahrain, which connected to neighboring Saudi Arabia by a causeway, is a close strategic ally of the Saudi monarch.

U.S. military officials here have urged commands to be flexible with military and civilian personnel with children. Morale, Welfare and Recreations base child care facilities will be open for full day care Sunday, officials announced on the Naval Support Activity Bahrain’s Facebook page.

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