FaceOf: Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen

FaceOf: Prince Fahad  bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen
Prince Fahad bin Turki. (AN Photo)
Updated 15 May 2018

FaceOf: Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen

FaceOf: Prince Fahad  bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen
  • Prince Fahad is the new commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore the legitimate government in Yemen
  • The coalition is also working with the international community to stop recruiting children to fight in Yemen

He is the new commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition to restore the legitimate government in Yemen. Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud was appointed to lead the forces through a royal decree on Feb. 26. 

Before joining the coalition forces, he was the commander of the Royal Saudi Ground Forces, commander of paratroopers units and special forces. He also served as special operations commander of the coalition.

Prince Fahad bin Turki recently received Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi when he visited the joint forces command of the coalition. 

They discussed the Yemeni army’s field operations and reviewed the coalition’s military operations in the country. 

During the meeting, President Hadi praised the role of the coalition, the national army, and the Yemeni people for rejecting and countering the Iranian-backed Houthi militias. 

The coalition is also working with the international community to stop recruiting children to fight in Yemen.

In January 2018, the foreign ministers of the coalition members announced a $1.5 billion humanitarian aid package for Yemen.

Prince Fahad bin Turki is the son of Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz, who is the former deputy minister of defense and aviation, and the 21st son of King Abdul Aziz, the first monarch and founder of Saudi Arabia. 

 He joined the military service in 1983 and was awarded a diploma from the US Army Field Artillery School at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1984. 

He also received a master’s degree in International Business Administration (MIBA) from the US International University in June 1983.


Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
Updated 19 January 2021

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
  • At least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced

RIYADH: The Saudi King and Crown Prince have offered their condolences to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Sulawesi island on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.

According to the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) at least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their sympathy to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.