Arab coalition destroys 86 Houthi-planted naval mines in Red Sea

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The Arab coalition fighting in support of the legitimate Yemeni government destroyed 86 Houthi-planted naval mines in Red Sea. (SPA)
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The Arab coalition fighting in support of the legitimate Yemeni government destroyed 86 Houthi-planted naval mines in Red Sea. (SPA)
Updated 26 November 2018

Arab coalition destroys 86 Houthi-planted naval mines in Red Sea

  • Two types of naval mines were planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, says coalition spokesman
  • Col. Al-Maliki said the Houthi militia’s actions threaten the safety of the international maritime and commercial lines of conduct

JEDDAH: The Arab coalition fighting in support of the legitimate Yemeni government said their forces have discovered and destroyed 86 naval mines since the beginning of military operations.
Spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said that as part of efforts to maintain the safety of international maritime and commercial lines in the southern Red Sea, 36 recently planted naval mines were destroyed over the past week, and 13 sea mines were destroyed on Sunday.
These include two types of naval mines that were planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia.
Col. Al-Maliki stressed the continued efforts of the coalition’s joint command forces to deal with the threat of these mines on vital coastal installations, fishing boats, beach goers, commercial vessels and giant oil tankers, and effects of regional and international environmental and economic disasters.
He added these contributions fall in line with the coalition and the international community’s efforts to maintain regional and international security and stability in Bab Al-Mandab and the southern Red Sea.
Col. Al-Maliki said the Houthi militia’s actions threaten the safety of the international maritime and commercial lines of conduct and are a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law.
He noted that the Iranian-backed militia’s “acts of terrorism and hostility, including the recent cultivation of these naval mines, is conclusive evidence of the urgency to stop this terrorist group for the interest of regional and international security.
He also said the Houthi militia is not expressing any desire to exert efforts to reach an end to the Yemeni crisis.
“The Houthi terrorist militia bears the legal responsibility for any environmental or economic damage or disasters resulting from its terrorist and hostile actions in the Bab Al-Mandab Strait and the southern Red Sea,” Col. Al-Maliki concluded.


Turki Al-Jawini, GM of Saudi Arabia's Human Resources Development Fund

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Turki Al-Jawini, GM of Saudi Arabia's Human Resources Development Fund

Turki Al-Jawini has been general manager of the Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) since November 2019.
He has been a member of the board of directors of the National Gas and Industrial Co. (GASCO), representing Hadaf, since December 2019, and a board member of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Industries and Medical Appliances Corp. as a representative of the same authority since February 2020.
Al-Jawini was CEO of Dammam Airports Co. (DACO) between 2017 and 2019, general manager of King Fahd International Airport in Dammam between 2016 and 2017, and head of the commercial division of NasJet between 2013 and 2015.
He was a consultant to the assistant to the president of the airports sector at the General Authority of Civil Aviation during 2016 and regional director for branch networks at the Saudi British Bank (SABB) between 2001 and 2006.
Al-Jawini was awarded a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of the Pacific, California in 1994, and a second bachelor’s degree in computer applications and information systems from Clarion University, Pennsylvania, in 1998.
On Tuesday, Prince Faisal bin Salman, Madinah governor, stressed the importance of investment in developing the capabilities of the national workforce and enhancing training programs to provide leadership skills, noting the Kingdom’s commitment to developing human resources and supporting participation in the labor market.
Prince Faisal made the comments during an online conference on the new strategy for Hadaf in the presence of Prince Saud bin Khaled Al-Faisal, deputy governor of Madinah, and Al-Jawini.