Saudi flag makes underwater journey for National Day

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The divers carried the nation's flag to mark Saudi National Day. (SPA)
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The divers carried the nation's flag to mark Saudi National Day. (SPA)
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The divers carried the nation's flag to mark Saudi National Day. (SPA)
Updated 26 September 2018
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Saudi flag makes underwater journey for National Day

JEDDAH: A group of divers in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan province marked the Kingdom’s founding with an undersea tribute to the national symbol on Monday.
They carried the Saudi flag in the Red Sea at a depth of 88 feet — the Kingdom was founded eighty-eight years ago by King Abdulaziz.
The divers began their underwater commemoration on the tourist side of Jazan and headed to a site near the island of Ahbar.


Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian troops in North Sinai

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Saudi Arabia condemns terrorist attack on Egyptian troops in North Sinai

JEDDAH: A Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs source condemned an attack in which fifteen Egyptian military personnel were either killed or wounded on Saturday in North Sinai, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The breakdown of military casualties was not immediately clear, but seven militants were confirmed to have been killed in the clash. Daesh later claimed responsibility for the attack on its news agency AMAQ.
The source added that the Kingdom stands with Egypt in its fight against terrorism and offered its condolences to the victims’ families and the Egyptian people.
Security forces launched a campaign a year ago against militants focused on Egypt's Sinai peninsula, and say they have killed several hundred militants since then.
Since 2013, militants have repeatedly targeted security checkpoints and Egypt's Christian minority.