Saudi Special Security Forces enhance preparedness with Watan 87

Specialized security units with a high degree of skills and proficiency participated in the advanced training Watan 87 in Madinah. (SPA)
Updated 03 March 2017

Saudi Special Security Forces enhance preparedness with Watan 87

JEDDAH: Special Security Forces are boosting their preparedness and performance levels through the second joint tactical training exercise, Watan 87, held at Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz City for Special Operations and Applications of Advanced Emergency Forces in Madinah.
Security units belonging to the Ministry of Interior took part in the training exercise.
Exercises focused on coordination among the different participating branches and integration, and demonstrated a high level of preparedness of the troops who took part in them.
Specialized security units with a high degree of skills and proficiency participated in the advanced training.
Security agencies have a long record of performing joint training exercises with allied forces from other Muslim, or from Western or Eastern countries.
A Special Operations Forces unit participated in the training drill. Specialized units from armory support, explosives removal, military security and logistical support also participated.
The training, monitored by Mohammed bin Naif, crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of interior, aims to enhance the level of cooperation among all Ministry of Interior security sectors to better face emergency situations.
The exercise also aims to enhance control, communications and emergency management mechanisms in the security sector. The exercise also highlights the skills and preparedness of the forces.
Training is carried out in accordance within an advanced security framework that incorporates an advanced methodology, and comprehensive training and coordination efforts in order to realize the highest objectives.


Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi Health Ministry announces 1,257 new coronavirus cases

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday announced 1,257 new coronavirus cases and 32 new fatalities from the disease.

The new cases reported in the Kingdom increase the total number of people who have contracted the virus to 289,947. 

The recent fatalities raise the Kingdom’s virus-related death toll to 3,199. 

According to the Ministry of Health, 88 of the newly recorded cases were in Riyadh, while there were 65 reported in Dammam and 63 in al-Hafouf.

There have been a further 1,439 recoveries from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 253,478