Coalition naval forces rescue three crewmen after fishing boat is sunk by Houthi mine

Spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition Colonel Turki al-Maliki. (AFP)
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Updated 07 February 2020

Coalition naval forces rescue three crewmen after fishing boat is sunk by Houthi mine

RIYADH: Arab coalition naval forces rescued three fishermen whose boat sank after hitting a mine placed by Houthi militias in the Red Sea.

“At 2 a.m. on Feb. 5, coalition Naval forces responded to a communication reporting the sinking of a fishing boat in international waters in the Red Sea as a result of a naval mine explosion,” said coalition spokesman Turki Al-Maliki. “Six Egyptian fishermen were on the boat. Three of them were rescued and the other three were killed by the naval mine explosion.

“The terrorist, Iran-backed Houthi militia’s continuation of planting and deploying naval mines is a serious threat to maritime navigation and international trade in the southern Red Sea and Bab-el-Mandeb strait.”

Al-Maliki added that 137 Houthi mines had been found and destroyed the in southern Red Sea and Bab-el-Mandeb strait, and the coalition will continue its efforts to neutralize all maritime threats.
 


Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port, covering 500 families. (SPA)
Updated 10 August 2020

Saudi bridge continues to aid stricken in Lebanon

  • So far, 290 tons of aid transported to provide urgent humanitarian needs to people affected by explosion

JEDDAH: Aid continues to flow into the Lebanese capital Beirut, as the fourth Saudi air bridge plane operated by the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) arrived on Sunday.
Ninety tons of emergency aid was flown in on the flight, including medical materials and equipment, foodstuff and shelter supplies. Medicines, burn treatments, medical solutions, masks, gloves, sterilizers and other surgical materials will be distributed by special teams on the ground.
The plane also carried food baskets that included flour and dates as well as shelter materials such as tents, blankets, mattresses, and utensils.
So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.
This aid was provided based on an assessment report of the necessary humanitarian needs resulting from the explosion, in coordination with the Saudi Embassy in Beirut, and the KSRelief branch in Lebanon.
This comes as an extension of the efforts made by Saudi Arabia to show solidarity with the Lebanese people and to provide relief to those affected by the disaster.

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So far, 290 tons of aid has been transported from Saudi Arabia to Lebanon as per the directives of King Salman to provide urgent humanitarian aid to the Lebanese people affected by the explosion at the Port of Beirut.

KSRelief provided urgent food supplies to affected people living in the areas adjacent to the port on Sunday, covering 500 families.
Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Waleed bin Abdullah Bukhari told Arab News that special committees would oversee and review reports on the Lebanese people’s needs.
“Aid will continue to flow into Lebanon after assessing the required needs of the Lebanese people in cooperation with the relevant authorities in Lebanon,” he said.
Countries around the world have come together to help Lebanon in the wake of the explosion on Aug. 4, which devastated large areas of Beirut, damaging and destroying infrastructure, buildings and homes, including all port facilities and the country’s grain storage silos.