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Yemen Ansarullah, releases evidence footage captured over '2000 troops', inflict heavy casualties on Saudi army in Njran

 

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Yemen Ansarullah, releases evidence footage captured over '2000 troops', inflict heavy casualties on Saudi army in Njran

This happened inside Yemen not inside Saudi Arabia. The LAV appeared in 0:27 carry the C label and that refers to military vehicles operated by the Yemeni forces as in 12:07 and 12:33. The vehicle appeared in 12:38 carries Yemeni plate. Also 12:13 has Houthie camouflage. All of the alleged captured troops none of them has a Saudi accent. When we say that is B.S we mean it.
 

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This happened inside Yemen not inside Saudi Arabia. The LAV appeared in 0:27 carry the C label and that refers to military vehicles operated by the Yemeni forces as in 12:07 and 12:33. The vehicle appeared in 12:38 carries Yemeni plate. Also 12:13 has Houthie camouflage. All of the alleged captured troops none of them has a Saudi accent. When we say that is B.S we mean it.

Very bad propaganda .... this looks like civil war Inside Yemen.
BBC and Aljazeera is spewing hatred against Saudis .
 

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Saudi Arabia Jeddah railway station on fire


Huge fire at Jeddah’s Haramain train station now under control
Updated 30 September 2019
MOHAMMED AL-KINANI
September 29, 2019

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Saudi Civil Defense forces put the fire at Jeddah’s Suleimaniyah rail station under control early Monday morning. (Courtesy Saudi Civil Defense)

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Saudi Civil Defense forces put the fire at Jeddah’s Suleimaniyah rail station under control early Monday morning. (Courtesy Saudi Civil Defense)

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Director General of Civil Defense Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amro assesses the progress in controlling the blaze at Jeddah’s Suleimaniyah rail station. (Courtesy Saudi Civil Defense)

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A firefighting helicopter sprays water on a fire at the Haramain station in Jeddah. (AP)

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Firefighters spray water on a fire at the Haramain station in Jeddah. (AP)

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The fire broke out at Jeddah's Haramain station at 12:35 p.m. local time. (Makkah Government)

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Smoke rises from the Haramain station in Jeddah after a huge fire broke out on Sunday. (AP)

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The fire broke out at Jeddah's Haramain station at 12:35 p.m. local time. (Makkah Government)

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A police helicopter monitors a fire at the Haramain train station in Jeddah. (AP)

  • Civil Defense firefighters announced complete control of the fire at dawn Monday
  • The Haramain Railway linking Makkah and Madinah with Jeddah was opened last year
JEDDAH: The Saudi Civil Defense authority has put under full control the fire that hit the Haramain Railway’s Suleimaniyah rail station in Jeddah on Sunday, which left 11 people injured.

Cooling is now underway, the Saudi Civil Defense tweeted in Arabic.

The 11 injury cases were transferred by the 16 medical teams who rushed to the fire scene – as well as Red Crescent personnel – to hospitals, state news agency SPA reported. Three cases were treated while eight remained under medical care, SPA added.


Director General of Civil Defense Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amro assesses the progress in controlling the blaze at Jeddah’s Suleimaniyah rail station. (Courtesy Saudi Civil Defense)

مدني #جدة تمت السيطرة على حادث حريق #قطار_الحرمين وجاري العمل بعملية التبريد. pic.twitter.com/sZ1O9RzO19
— الدفاع المدني السعودي (@SaudiDCD) September 29, 2019
The fire erupted at 12:35pm on Monday according to the Haramain High-Speed Railway’s Twitter account. The Makkah governorate said that all train services were suspended until further notice and it urged passengers with tickets to call 920004433 for any settlements and inquiries.
Authorities confirmed that there were no fatalities. “Five people were injured in the incident and were immediately taken to a nearby hospital,” the Makkah governorate said in an earlier Twitter post.
يارب سلم ♥
عمليات اخلاء للمحتجزين في #حريق_محطة_القطار_جدة pic.twitter.com/U42fZpwIf0
— خالد العليان (@al3lyan15) September 29, 2019
The Makkah governorate said that security aviation personnel had arrived to support the estimated 26 firefighting teams of the Saudi Civil Defense in controlling the fire. Jeddah health officials have also called on residents to stay away to avoid inhaling the fumes that could cause chest diseases.
The Jeddah traffic department played a major role in redirecting motorists away from the area.

Dramatic videos on social media showed teams using helicopters in an attempt to put out the fire, which sent huge palls of smoke into the sky of the coastal city.

As the first high-speed electric train in the region, the Haramain High-Speed Railway spans over 450km, connecting five stations across Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, King Abdullah Economic City and Madinah.

The railway was inaugurated by King Salman on Sep. 24, 2018.

The project is in line with the objectives of the Vision 2030 reform plans, the main goal of which is to increase the number of pilgrims and visitors to the holy places. Officials described it as the biggest transportation project of its kind in the region.
 

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Saudi King Salman's bodyguard killed during dispute
Police say Maj Gen Abdulaziz Al Fagham was shot in Jeddah after argument with a friend
Sep 29, 2019

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A personal bodyguard of Saudi Arabia's King Salman was shot and killed by a friend after a dispute, police said on Sunday.

Maj Gen Abdulaziz Al Fagham was fatally shot at the home of a friend in Jeddah, according to a statement from the Makkah police department.

Police said Al Fagham was visiting his friend Turki Al Sabti when a mutual friend named Mamdouh Bin Mishaal Al Ali arrived. Al Ali left the house after an argument with Al Fagham but returned later with a gun and shot him. He also wounded Mr Al Sabti and a Filipino employee, police said.

Al Ali was killed during a gunfight with members of the security forces who arrived at the house, five of whom were injured, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported.

Al Fagham died of his injuries in hospital.

It was not clear when the incident took place.

Tributes poured in for the bodyguard on social media, with many including pictures of him at work. One showed him bending down to apparently help tie the shoes of King Salman.

Others show Al Fagham at events with both King Salman and his predecessor, the late King Abdullah.

"May you rest in peace, hero," senior Saudi royal court adviser Turki Al Sheikh tweeted.

Gun crimes are rare in Saudi Arabia. According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, in 2017 there were 419 reported homicides among its population of about 30 million.

Updated: September 29, 2019 02:37 PM
Saudis mourn Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz Al-Fagham, who protected their king from harm
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Ruba Obaid & Mohammed Al-Sulami
September 30, 2019

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Gen. Al-Fagham was a constant presence by King Salman’s side. (Supplied photo)

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Mourners take part in the funeral of Maj. Gen. Abdelaziz al-Fagham in the holy city of Makkah on September 29, 2019. (AFP)

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Mourners take part in the funeral of Maj. Gen. Abdelaziz al-Fagham in the holy city of Makkah on September 29, 2019. (AFP)


  • The 'guardian angel' kept a watchful eye open for any hint of threat to the safety of Saudi Arabia's monarchs
  • The funeral prayer for Maj. Gen. Al-Fagham was performed in the Holy Mosque in Makkah on Sunday
JEDDAH: For nearly 15 years, he was the quiet hero — unobtrusive, almost always in the background, but keeping a watchful eye open for any hint of a threat to the safety of the monarchs whose lives he was pledged to protect.

As personal bodyguard to King Salman of Saudi Arabia, and before that in the entourage of the late King Abdullah, Maj. Gen. Abdulaziz Al-Fagham became a familiar figure at royal public appearances. His tall, slender body belied the muscular power that lay within; the calm, beardless face rarely if ever betrayed emotion, despite the importance of his role.

For many Saudis who grew to recognize his imposing presence from photos of royal events, he was the “guardian angel” who protected their king from harm. And on Sunday they woke up to the appalling news that he was dead

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Gen. Al-Fagham bowing to tie the King's shoelaces at a summit in Riyadh. (Supplied photo)

Gen. Al-Fagham died in hospital from gunshot wounds sustained in an altercation on Saturday night during what was described as “a personal dispute” at a friend’s home in Al-Shatee district of Jeddah.

“An acquaintance, Mamdouh bin Meshaal Al-Ali entered the residence,” police said.

“The conversation between Fagham and Ali escalated... Ali left the house, came back carrying a gun and fired at Fagham, injuring two others in the household — the house owner’s brother, Turki Al-Sabti, and a Filipino domestic worker.”

Ali refused to surrender to police who surrounded the house. He was killed in a shoot-out with officers, five of whom were wounded and are receiving treatment for their injuries. Gen. Al-Fagham was taken to hospital, but died as a result of his wounds

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Gen. Al-Fagham wore with pride the emblem of the Special Forces of the Royal Guard. (Supplied photo)

The funeral prayer was performed in the Holy Mosque in Makkah on Sunday after Isha prayer, attended by large crowds of people. The officer’s family will receive public condolences on Tuesday and Wednesday after 5pm at their home in Riyadh.

The murdered officer’s nephew, Naif Al-Fagham, said: “May God have mercy on my uncle … treacherously killed when he was at his friend’s house. He was an honored man to serve his country and his kings, and he is an honor to us all.”

The killer’s father, Dr. Mishaal Mamdouh Al-Ali, a member of the Saudi Shoura Council, offered his sincere condolences to the royal family, the royal guards, the Saudi nation, and Gen. Al-Fagham’s family and relatives. “May Allah have mercy upon the loyal, and son of loyals,” he said. He described the incident as a treacherous killing.
ALSO READ: Saudi king bodyguard killed in personal dispute: police statement
Serving the nation and its royal family was in Abdulaziz Al-Fagham’s blood. His father, Gen. Badah bin Abdullah Al-Fagham, worked for the late King Abdullah for 30 years before his son was appointed to the special brigade of the Saudi National Guard.

Abdulaziz enrolled at King Khaled Military College in 1989, and graduated in 1991. He was appointed to the Special Brigade before being transferred to the Royal Guard.

He also served as liaison officer for the official procession of King Abdullah and his guard and accompanied King Abdullah at formal events for 10 years. After the death of King Abdullah, Gen. Al-Fagham took a series of specialized courses that qualified him to protect the royal family, and was appointed bodyguard to King Salman.

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Gen. Al-Fagham always carried the monarch’s cane at official events. (Supplied photo)

In that role he earned the respect and admiration of many Saudis, who claimed to detect a special bond between the monarch and his protector, with the bodyguard often appearing to act spontaneously when the king required assistance.

He bowed down to lace up King Salman’s shoes as the monarch received guests at the Arab Islamic-American Summit in Riyadh in 2017, an image widely shared on social media.

On another occasion, when the king visited Moscow, the special electronic staircase from the royal aircraft came to a sudden stop, and Gen. Al-Fagham immediately rushed to his assistance. Observers noted that his quick action showed his watchfulness, always on the alert to when he might be needed.

Gen. Al-Fagham was a well-known and popular figure among Saudis. “He spent his working life in the service of leadership with sincerity, honesty and dedication,” Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir said.
 

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Huge fire at Jeddah’s Haramain train station now under control
Updated 30 September 2019
MOHAMMED AL-KINANI
September 29, 2019

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Saudi Civil Defense forces put the fire at Jeddah’s Suleimaniyah rail station under control early Monday morning. (Courtesy Saudi Civil Defense)

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Saudi Civil Defense forces put the fire at Jeddah’s Suleimaniyah rail station under control early Monday morning. (Courtesy Saudi Civil Defense)

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Director General of Civil Defense Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amro assesses the progress in controlling the blaze at Jeddah’s Suleimaniyah rail station. (Courtesy Saudi Civil Defense)

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A firefighting helicopter sprays water on a fire at the Haramain station in Jeddah. (AP)

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Firefighters spray water on a fire at the Haramain station in Jeddah. (AP)

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The fire broke out at Jeddah's Haramain station at 12:35 p.m. local time. (Makkah Government)

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Smoke rises from the Haramain station in Jeddah after a huge fire broke out on Sunday. (AP)

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The fire broke out at Jeddah's Haramain station at 12:35 p.m. local time. (Makkah Government)

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A police helicopter monitors a fire at the Haramain train station in Jeddah. (AP)

  • Civil Defense firefighters announced complete control of the fire at dawn Monday
  • The Haramain Railway linking Makkah and Madinah with Jeddah was opened last year
JEDDAH: The Saudi Civil Defense authority has put under full control the fire that hit the Haramain Railway’s Suleimaniyah rail station in Jeddah on Sunday, which left 11 people injured.

Cooling is now underway, the Saudi Civil Defense tweeted in Arabic.

The 11 injury cases were transferred by the 16 medical teams who rushed to the fire scene – as well as Red Crescent personnel – to hospitals, state news agency SPA reported. Three cases were treated while eight remained under medical care, SPA added.


Director General of Civil Defense Lt. Gen. Sulaiman Al-Amro assesses the progress in controlling the blaze at Jeddah’s Suleimaniyah rail station. (Courtesy Saudi Civil Defense)


The fire erupted at 12:35pm on Monday according to the Haramain High-Speed Railway’s Twitter account. The Makkah governorate said that all train services were suspended until further notice and it urged passengers with tickets to call 920004433 for any settlements and inquiries.
Authorities confirmed that there were no fatalities. “Five people were injured in the incident and were immediately taken to a nearby hospital,” the Makkah governorate said in an earlier Twitter post.


The Makkah governorate said that security aviation personnel had arrived to support the estimated 26 firefighting teams of the Saudi Civil Defense in controlling the fire. Jeddah health officials have also called on residents to stay away to avoid inhaling the fumes that could cause chest diseases.


The Jeddah traffic department played a major role in redirecting motorists away from the area.

Dramatic videos on social media showed teams using helicopters in an attempt to put out the fire, which sent huge palls of smoke into the sky of the coastal city.

As the first high-speed electric train in the region, the Haramain High-Speed Railway spans over 450km, connecting five stations across Makkah, Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, King Abdullah Economic City and Madinah.

The railway was inaugurated by King Salman on Sep. 24, 2018.

The project is in line with the objectives of the Vision 2030 reform plans, the main goal of which is to increase the number of pilgrims and visitors to the holy places. Officials described it as the biggest transportation project of its kind in the region.
Saudi Arabia launches investigation into cause of fire that ripped through Haramain station
Updated 27 sec ago
Arab News
September 30, 2019

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Makkah Governor, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, toured the scene of the fire at the Haramain train station in Sulaimaniyah district in Jeddah. (SPA)

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  • The main damage occurred on the second floor and the roof
  • The fire injured 5 people on Sunday in Jeddah
JEDDAH: An investigation has been launched into the cause of a massive fire that ripped through a new high-speed train station in Jeddah, injuring five people.

Makkah Governor, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, toured the scene of the fire at the Haramain station in Sulaimaniyah district on Monday, and said a committee has been formed to investigate the incident and present the results to King Salman.
“We await the results that will be submitted by the formed committees on the causes of the fire,” the governor said. “We will review (the findings) and take the necessary action.”

He said the main damage occurred on the second floor and the roof of the building, however the full extent is yet to be determined.

The governor said the first and ground floors of the station remain safe.

Regarding the arrests of anyone who may have been responsible for the blaze, the governor said that the matter is “big and there are things that need to be verified on why and how this happened.”

Prince Khalid thanked all those involved in the operation to extinguish the blaze, which started at around midday on Sunday and was brought under control in the early hours of Monday.
 

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Saudi Crown Prince says he agrees with Pompeo that oil-plant attacks were ‘act of war’ by Iran

Heir apparent to the Saudi throne, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, said that he agrees with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who called recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities a state-on-state act of war by Tehran.
The US quickly sought to blame Iran for the attacks, which crippled two Saudi Aramco facilities, and vowed retaliation.
"This was Iran true and true, and the United States will respond in a way that reflects that act of war by this Iranian revolutionary regime," Pompeo said last Sunday, falling short of providing any details of what the US response could be.
Asked by CBS’s Norah O'Donnell if he agrees with Pompeo's assessment, the Crown Prince responded: “Of course, yes.”
 

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Saudi Arabia launches investigation into cause of fire that ripped through Haramain station
Updated 27 sec ago
Arab News
September 30, 2019

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Makkah Governor, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, toured the scene of the fire at the Haramain train station in Sulaimaniyah district in Jeddah. (SPA)

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  • The main damage occurred on the second floor and the roof
  • The fire injured 5 people on Sunday in Jeddah
JEDDAH: An investigation has been launched into the cause of a massive fire that ripped through a new high-speed train station in Jeddah, injuring five people.

Makkah Governor, Prince Khalid Al-Faisal, toured the scene of the fire at the Haramain station in Sulaimaniyah district on Monday, and said a committee has been formed to investigate the incident and present the results to King Salman.
“We await the results that will be submitted by the formed committees on the causes of the fire,” the governor said. “We will review (the findings) and take the necessary action.”

He said the main damage occurred on the second floor and the roof of the building, however the full extent is yet to be determined.

The governor said the first and ground floors of the station remain safe.

Regarding the arrests of anyone who may have been responsible for the blaze, the governor said that the matter is “big and there are things that need to be verified on why and how this happened.”

Prince Khalid thanked all those involved in the operation to extinguish the blaze, which started at around midday on Sunday and was brought under control in the early hours of Monday.
Two people rescued from the burning roof.
 

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