FaceOf: Gen. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili, commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces

Gen. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili
Updated 14 September 2018
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FaceOf: Gen. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili, commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces

  • Al-Ghufaili launched the first MH-60R navel multi-role helicopter aircraft in New York on Thursday
  • Al-Ghufaili holds a bachelor’s degree in marine and military sciences

Gen. Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Ghufaili is the commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces. 

On Thursday in New York, Al-Ghufaili launched the first MH-60R navel multi-role helicopter aircraft, which operates on board the fleet’s ships and naval bases.

Al-Ghufaili said that the aircraft, equipped with the latest military technology, was characterized by the advanced combat capabilities of surface and sub-surface battle systems, enhancing the performance of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces to meet all challenges and threats in the region.

Al-Ghufaili holds a bachelor’s degree in marine and military sciences, as well as a master’s in national security strategy. He completed numerous courses including the foundational course for executive officers, intelligence officers and sessions on chief operations.

In 2007 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Saudi Navy and then served as commander of the Eastern Fleet for several years.

He was the head of the anti-submarine division; he also served as head of operations, head of intelligence, commander of ships and fleets, as a military adviser and became commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Forces in November 2017.

Al-Ghufaili has participated in a number of important events in the Kingdom, including the launch in April 2017 of the second edition of the Maritime Festival, in recognition of the Kingdom’s appreciation of the role of its soldiers and navy heroes.


Prayers performed for Jamal Khashoggi in Makkah and Madinah

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Prayers performed for Jamal Khashoggi in Makkah and Madinah

  • The congregation prayed funeral prayers for Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Friday prayers
  • Another service was held for him at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after the dawn prayer

JEDDAH: Funeral prayers were performed for murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah Friday.
The congregation prayed the absentee funeral prayers for Khashoggi at the Grand Mosque in Makkah after Friday prayers, and another service was held for him at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah after the dawn prayer earlier in the day.
The prayers came a day after Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor said it was seeking the death penalty for death five out of 11 suspects charged in the murder of Khashoggi.
Khashoggi was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2 by a lethal injection after a struggle, and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, Shalaan Al-Shalaan, deputy public prosecutor and spokesman, told reporters in Riyadh on Thursday.
The investigation into Khashoggi’s death will continue and Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Thursday that the Kingdom is committed to holding those involved in the murder accountable through the judiciary.