‘Gulf Shield 1’ aims to upgrade coordination between the armed forces of 23 countries — Saudi Chief of Staff

‘Gulf Shield 1’ aims to upgrade coordination between the armed forces of 23 countries — Saudi Chief of Staff
Photo showing the Saudi Arabian Chief of Staff attending “Gulf Shield 1” military exercise, Apr 2018. (SPA)
Updated 04 April 2018

‘Gulf Shield 1’ aims to upgrade coordination between the armed forces of 23 countries — Saudi Chief of Staff

‘Gulf Shield 1’ aims to upgrade coordination between the armed forces of 23 countries — Saudi Chief of Staff
  • Saudi Arabia's Chief of Staff inspects "Gulf Shield 1" military exercise

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s Chief of Staff General Fayyad Al-Ruwaili inspected the ongoing joint maneuver of “ Gulf Shield1” on Wednesday, hosted by Saudi Arabia’s armed forces. Al-Ruwaili was briefed about the exercises and joint operations as well as the readiness of equipment and weaponry.

Al-Ruwaili then inspected the exercise’s joint command center where he watched a simulation exercise, reflecting coordination and coexistence among the participating units, aimed at improving effectiveness, liaison and cooperation to ward off future threats against participating countries.

“Gulf Shield 1” is organized by the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Defense with participants from the land, air and naval forces of 23 countries. Tens of thousands of soldiers have arrived in the Kingdom to join the military exercise, which is considered the largest in the region in terms of the number of participating countries and the equipment used.


Saudi Arabia announces 11 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 03 December 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 11 more COVID-19 deaths

Saudi Arabia announces 11 more COVID-19 deaths
  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 347,881
  • A total of 5,930 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 11 deaths from COVID-19 and 230 new infections on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 78 were recorded in Riyadh, 42 in Makkah, 29 in the Eastern Province, 20 in Madinah, 6 in Najran and 3 in Jazan.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 347,881 after 368 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,930 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.