Saudi Special Forces check anti-terror alertness

Members of the Saudi Special Security Forces participate in a simulated action during Arab Gulf Security-1 exercises. (SPA)
Updated 04 November 2016

Saudi Special Forces check anti-terror alertness

JEDDAH: Saudi Special Security Forces carried out a simulated attempt by a terrorist prisoner to break away with the help of a group of terrorists during his transfer from prison. The exercise involved chasing the terrorists who were hiding in a building.
Backed by helicopters, the Saudi security forces dealt with the terrorists in a record time and with outstanding success.
The simulation was part of the 10th day of activities performed at the Arab Gulf Security-1 exercises hosted by Bahrain. Saudi Special Security Forces carried out several operations during the exercise.
The exercise entailed dividing special operations forces and armored security forces, defusing and removing explosives, and cooperation with the air force.
The simulation included the attempt of a group of terrorists to escape by hiding in a building. The security forces worked according to detailed plans and considerations of all possible scenarios.
The commander of the participating Saudi security forces, Brig. Shaea bin Salem Al-Wada'ni, said that Saudi Arabia is keen to lead and take part in security exercises because of the prominent role it plays among the Gulf security forces.


Saudi Arabia urges nationals in Wuhan to contact embassy after coronavirus outbreak

Updated 2 min 59 sec ago

Saudi Arabia urges nationals in Wuhan to contact embassy after coronavirus outbreak

  • Saudi nationals in Wuhan are being advised to call numbers provided in order to facilitate evacuation
  • Millions of people traveling during the Lunar New Year holiday have fueled the spread of the outbreak nationwide and overseas after it began in the city of Wuhan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s embassy in China on Saturday urged its citizens in Wuhan to contact its emergency numbers urgently to facilitate evacuation from the city after an outbreak of coronavirus, which has killed 41 people in China.
Saudi nationals in Wuhan, the original source of the previously unknown 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), are being advised to call the following numbers in order to facilitate evacuation:
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to China: 008618511178585
Head of the consular section: 008618500224844
Department for the affairs of Saudis: 008615011007558
Unified number for the affairs of Saudis abroad: 0096692003334
Millions of people traveling during the Lunar New Year holiday have fueled the spread of the outbreak nationwide and overseas after it began in the city of Wuhan in central China. The vast majority of infections and all of the deaths have been in mainland China, but fresh cases are popping up elsewhere.
Australia and Malaysia reported their first cases on Saturday, and Japan, its third. France confirmed three cases on Friday, the first in Europe, and the US identified its second, a woman in Chicago who had returned from China.
Wuhan, at the heart of the outbreak and whose 11 million residents are already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use, including private cars, in downtown areas starting on Sunday, state media reported.
Only authorized vehicles carrying supplies and for other needs would be permitted, the reports said.