The Northwestern Zone witnessed Thursday the conclusion of the joint exercise maneuvers “Sahab 4” between the Saudi and Jordanian armed forces with the participation of all branches of the Saudi Armed Forces, Saudi Royal Guards, Department of the Civil Defense and the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in the presence of Commander of the Northwestern Zone Major General Hussein Al-Qahtani.
The ceremony started with playing the brigade anthem and then by reciting verses of the Holy Quran, before the exercise Commander Brigadier General Mugbel Al-Harbi delivered a speech stressing that the drill has achieved all its goals, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
He noted that the participants exercised on chemical neon, operations for spotting contaminated areas, mechanisms for picking samples, and writing chemical neon reports, where participants enhances their skills in building sterilization stations for vehicles and individuals, implementing operations for sorting and evacuating affected people from contaminated areas, reaching dealing with hypotheses of defense against weapons of mass destruction in built areas with an effective and distinguished aid from all participating units.
For his part, Colonel Khalid Al-Shamaileh, director of the drill from the Jordanian side, delivered a speech saying: “I am happy to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for what we have received of hospitality,” stressing that the drill has led to unifying joint concepts, exchanging expertise and gaining training skills between the two sides.
Later on, the main show operations started with dealing with mass destruction weapons, provided by drill commander Colonel Milfi Al Zaher.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Al-Qahtani thanked participants and stressed the importance of the drill in enhancing cooperation, exchanging expertise and increasing the training level in the field of defense against weapons of mass destruction, whether chemicals, biological or nuclear in light of continuous resort to violence, force and terrorism.
Sahab 4 was held over two weeks and included on-foot and mechanized chemical inspection, collecting samples, sterilizing and evacuating infected people and implanting operations for a terrorist house that manufactures dangerous chemical and biological items and dealing with ballistic missiles.