Defense Ministry backs security efforts for Hajj

Defense Ministry backs security efforts for Hajj
Saudi armed forces march during a parade in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah on August 13, 2018, ahead of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. (AFP)
Updated 17 August 2018

Defense Ministry backs security efforts for Hajj

Defense Ministry backs security efforts for Hajj
  • A number of Saudi ministries are coordinating to facilitate for pilgrims their prescribed rites

JEDDAH: The Defense Ministry, represented by the Saudi Royal Land Forces, is backing the Public Security Forces to ensure Hajj pilgrims’ safety and security.
Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Al-Asheikh, commander of the land forces’ military police, expressed their pride in serving pilgrims alongside other sectors, and said the land forces will supervise the Grand Mosque’s gates.
The crown prince’s directives require maximum effort to serve pilgrims and ensure their comfort and safety. There are highly trained units for crowd management, riot control and rapid intervention if necessary, he said.