Ambassador leads evacuation of Saudi diplomats from Yemen

Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said Al-Jaber flies a helicopter to ensure the safety of Saudis in Yemen. (Okaz)

Media reports confirmed the success of the evacuation of dozens of diplomats from Yemen.

The operation, led by the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen Mohammed Said Al-Jaber, was described as a heroic act by various media outlets.

The Eritrean anchor on Al-Jazirah Al-Ekhbariyah, Othman Farah, reported that the Kingdom sent two frigates to Aden to evacuate dozens of diplomats.

“Ambassador Al-Jaber used the frigates’ helicopter to fly to and fro the warships to ensure the safety and comfort of all passengers.

The operation was executed by a special force in the navy known as the Commandos.

They are highly intelligent and well-trained fighters,” said Farah.

He added the navy fighters are trained to endure extreme, stressful and catastrophic circumstances.

“They know how to take swift and accurate decisions in the blink of an eye.

The force is divided into three main forces and they are all trained in the special school for naval forces established in 1979.

The force undergoes rigorous training nationally and internationally,” said Farah.

He also said the frigates were equipped with advanced technologies and emergency equipment to guarantee passengers’ safety at all times.

“Whether it was night or day, the Saudi frigates were ready for an emergency evacuation using emergency lifeboats.

The frigates were also ready to fend off any enemies using their onboard snipers and autonomous helicopters which do not require a pilot to operate,” said Farah.

He added the navy force is trained on maintaining the equipment and using it.

“The evacuation is not the only operation in which the Saudi naval forces did an immaculate job. The force has always fended off pirates on the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden near Somalia. The Saudi forces also fended off Houthi rebels as part of Operation Decisive Storm,” added Farah.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45