Saudi Arabia’s aid agency continues to back livestock sector in Syria

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The initiative comes within the latest project implemented by KSRelief, which aims to benefit at least 1,000 families in the area. (SAP)
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The initiative comes within the latest project implemented by KSRelief, which aims to benefit at least 1,000 families in the area. (SAP)
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The initiative comes within the latest project implemented by KSRelief, which aims to benefit at least 1,000 families in the area. (SAP)
Updated 29 December 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s aid agency continues to back livestock sector in Syria

  • The center is carrying out several projects to alleviate the suffering of Yemenis and Syrians without any discrimination

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) continues to support the livestock sector in several villages in the region of Azaz in northwest Syria, according to officials, since both the agriculture and livestock sectors are key to providing food security and ensuring livelihood for families affected by war.
A technical team from KSRelief earlier toured fields tended by farmers in the village of Al-Hawija in Hama to train them on how to use the agricultural pesticides being delivered to them.
The initiative comes within the latest project implemented by KSRelief, which aims to benefit at least 1,000 families in the area.
The center is carrying out several projects to alleviate the suffering of Yemenis and Syrians without any discrimination. The relief projects include distribution of food, clothing and shelter among the displaced population.
Iraqi Ambassador Qahtan Taha Khalaf, meanwhile, praised KSRelief’s role in helping countries hit by of calamities.
 


Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drone headed toward Jazan

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Houthi drone headed toward Jazan

  • Attack is the latest in a salvo of missiles and drones targeting civilian sites in the Kingdom
  • US has expressed increasing concern at the Iran-backed militia's behavior

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's air defense forces shot down a "hostile drone" launched by the Houthi militia in Yemen towards Jazan on Thursday.

The drone was intercepted and destroyed at 9.06 p.m., Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said. He added that the Iran-backed Houthis are constantly trying to hit civilian targets.

The attempted attack comes as the Houthis have ramped up efforts to hit inside the Kingdom since they struck Abha airport last week, wounding 26 people.

Earlier, the coalition said the Houthis targeted a desalination plant in the south-western Saudi province of Jazan. The projectile struck near the plant in the Al-Shuqaiq area late Wednesday. There were no casualties or damage.
The coalition will take "firm measures, urgent and timely, to deter this terrorist militia", Maliki said.

The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump had been briefed about reports of the strike.
Human Rights Watch denounced last week's strike on the airport as an apparent "war crime", urging the Houthis to immediately stop all attacks on civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.

The Houthis have fired scores of missiles at Saudi Arabia since the Arab coalition joined the conflict in 2015 - months after the Houthis overthrew the internationally recognized government from the capital Sanaa.

The Houthis rely on Iranian support and weapons and their targeting of Saudi Arabia has added to growing international anger and concern over Iran's actions in the region.