Saudi forces to take part in ‘Arab Shield-1’ drill

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Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces. (SPA)
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Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces. (SPA)
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Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces. (SPA)
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Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces. (SPA)
Updated 29 October 2018
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Saudi forces to take part in ‘Arab Shield-1’ drill

JEDDAH: The Saudi armed forces are set to take part in the “Arab Shield-1” drill, which will begin today in Egypt, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Armed forces from the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and Egypt will take part in the three-week joint military exercise.
The commander of the Saudi forces assigned to take part in the drill, Brig. Abdullah bin Hussein Al-Subaie, said that all land, air, sea and air defense forces selected for the maneuver have completed preparedness.
He said the drill is part of the Saudi Defense Ministry’s plans to train members of the armed forces.
Saudi Arabia recently concluded a joint military drill with the US and Sudan. The aim of the exercises “Shield of Prevention-2” and “Determination 1” was to support security, stability and cooperation in the region.
Participants of the exercises carried out a number of tasks including inspections of hazardous materials, sampling procedures, training of explosive disposal teams, as well as the training of medical units on the mechanism for treating, clearing and evacuating large numbers of people affected in the aftermath of a crisis.


France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

Updated 19 September 2019

France: ‘not very credible’ that Houthis attacked Saudi oil plants

  • The Frrench foreign minister said to wait for the results of the investigation
  • Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks

PARIS: A claim from Yemen’s Houthis they were responsible for the attack on Saudi oil facilities is “not very credible,” France’s foreign minister said on Thursday.
“Yemen’s rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. That is not very credible, relatively speaking,” the minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told C News television.
“There is an international investigation, let’s wait for its results. I don’t have a specific opinion before these results,” he said, adding the investigation into the Saudi oil attacks will be fast.
The Trump administration and Saudi Arabia have pointed the finger at Iran for the Sept. 14 raids, which hit the world’s biggest crude oil processing facility and initially knocked out half of Saudi output.
Iran, which supports the Houthi group, has denied any involvement in the attacks.