Fallen soldiers’ families to get SR1m each

Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Families of Saudi soldiers who died while confronting Houthi rebels during the ongoing Operation Decisive Storm will receive SR1 million in compensation.

Defense Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chief of the royal court, has given his directives to authorities in this respect.

An official statement issued on Sunday identified the martyred soldiers as Ahmed Omar Al-Shahri, Khaled Ali Al-Majhali and Ibrahim Al-Amiri. Families of soldiers Ali bin Hamoud Al-Hamdi and Masawi Ali Al-Deebi, who died in an accident while on duty will also receive SR1 million each, it added.

Offering his condolences to the families of the martyred soldiers, Prince Mohammed emphasized that the Defense Ministry would take care of the families.

National Guard Minister Prince Miteb bin Abdullah also offered his condolences to the families. He ordered a medical team from King Abdul Aziz Medical City in Jeddah to treat Abdul Rahman Qahl, son of a military officer who is currently taking part in the Decisive Storm, in Jazan.

Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khaled visited the family of Jamaan bin Mohammed Al-Habbabi, who died fighting the Houthis, at the slain soldier’s residence in Abha and conveyed the condolences of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muqrin.


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