Yemen airstrikes very accurate, respecting military rules of engagement: Arab coalition incidents assessment team

Mansour Ahmed Al-Mansour. (AN photo)
Updated 07 March 2018
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Yemen airstrikes very accurate, respecting military rules of engagement: Arab coalition incidents assessment team

JEDDAH: Coalition forces always took into consideration that air strikes should abide by international humanitarian law and rules of engagement, Mansour bin Ahmed Al-Mansour, spokesman of the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT), said on Tuesday.
Al-Mansour was speaking at a press conference at the Officers’ Club in Riyadh to announce the team’s findings in response to allegations by international organizations about coalition military operations targeting Houthi militias.
Al-Mansour said that military intervention, mainly through air strikes, always has one priority, which was to hit military targets using state-of-the-art technology that guaranteed accuracy in striking the posts of Houthi militias, always taking into consideration that these strikes abide by the international humanitarian law and the rules of military engagement.
He responded to 14 allegations that were investigated by the assessment team, an initiative of the coalition forces to ensure that all military operations are executed professionally and accurately while sparing the lives of civilians, one of the top priorities of the coalition, and reflecting its seriousness in bearing the consequences of any mistakes that might occur.


Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

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Saudi Arabia offers one million sim cards and internet access to Hajj pilgrims

  • The move aims to serve pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their dearest ones back home

MAKKAH: One million sim cards and free internet will be offered as gifts to pilgrims performing Hajj this year upon arriving at the King Abdulaziz International Airport in Saudi Arabia.

The initiative is part of a program aimed at serving pilgrims who are keen to communicate with their nearest and dearest back home.

A field team will be working 24 hours during the Hajj season to offer this service to the arriving pilgrims so that they can share their experience with their families.

The project comes as part of  efforts by the Kingdom to serve pilgrims under directions by King Salman and the Crown Prince to allow pilgrims to perform their rituals with ease.