EP Civil Defense launches tracking system

Updated 12 February 2013
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EP Civil Defense launches tracking system

Within two months a vehicle tracking system will be set up via satellite to track Civil Defense cars in the Eastern Province, said Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Khashman, director of the Civil Defense Department in the Eastern Province.
The system is put in place to locate each vehicle on duty at the time of an emergency, so the control center can dispatch the nearest ones to the scene.
Al-Khashman said that the lack of house numbering and poor city planning make it difficult to determine from where a caller reports a problem. Civil Defense vehicles therefore sometimes arrive late at a scene.

 


Houthi militias deny 40 relief ships access to Hodeidah Port- Saudi-led coalition

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Houthi militias deny 40 relief ships access to Hodeidah Port- Saudi-led coalition

RIYADH: The Saudi-led coalition announced today that Houthi militia backed by Iran are not allowing 40 relief ships from entering the port of Hodeidah.

The Coaltion spokesperson Turki Al-Maliki said in a press conference held in Riyadh Wednesday that ridding Yemen of Houthi militia number two was an important development. Al-Maliki said that Al-Sammad was responsible for threatening Saudi Arabia’s peace and and security, as well as being responsible for disrupting maritime traffic in the Red Sea Bab Al-Mandab straight, and the continued suffering of millions of Yemenis.

The spoksperson said that Houthi militia backed by Iran launched more than 125 ballistic missiles toward Saudi Arabia’s territories. Al-Maliki added that the Kingdom's air defense systems have intercepted them. In addition Al-Maliki said that up till now Houthi militia alunched in excess of 66 thousand projectile toward the border with Saudi Arabia.

In conclusion, Al- Al-Maliki reiterated the coalition commitment to helping Yemeni stating that humanitarian help by King Salman’s center for relief and humanitarian ais has delivered aid to help more than 3 million Yemenis.