US lauds Saudi pilots in military exercise

Updated 26 August 2017
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US lauds Saudi pilots in military exercise

RIYADH: US forces praised the ability of Saudi pilots participating in the Red and Green Flag 2017 military exercise at Base, Nevada, said Lt. Col. Khalid Al-Yousuf. The participating Saudi pilots seek to portray an honorable image of the Kingdom in terms of capability, he added.
The Saudi Royal Air Force (SRAF) is participating with eight Typhoon aircraft, an A303MRTT and two transport planes.
The SRAF “remains one of the best (air forces) in the Middle East and the world, and the only force from the Middle East to participate in the exercise for the sixth time in a row,” said Al-Yousuf.
The participation of Saudi forces will benefit them greatly in training with advanced methods of air control and electronic warfare, he added.
The SRAF is keen to carry out joint exercises with friendly countries to raise troops’ combat readiness, he said.
Maj. Gen. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Otaibi, SRAF commander, on Thursday inspected Saudi forces and said the pilots demonstrated great technical skills.


KSRelief dispatches 18 trucks of humanitarian aid to Hodeidah in Yemen

Updated 46 min 17 sec ago
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KSRelief dispatches 18 trucks of humanitarian aid to Hodeidah in Yemen

RIYADH: The King Salman Humanitarian Relief and Humanitarian Center dispatched 18 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid to Hodeidah in Yemen.
The General Director of KSRelief Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabiah said in a press statement that this aid shipment comes is sent on the orders of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to support Yemenis and ease their suffering in the Hodeidah province.
KSrelief said that the trucks that crossed into Yemen carry more that 365 tons of food baskets, and dates.
Al Rabiah added that the KSRelief is currently preparing to send two air and sea bridges to deliver food and shelter equipment for Hodeidah. All KSRelief efforts is closely coordinated with United Nations local partners and the legitimate government of Yemen.