Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin Killed In Helicopter Crash Amid Royal Arrests

Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin Killed In Helicopter Crash Amid Royal Arrests

A Saudi prince was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday within the Asir Province close to the Yemen border, in accordance with Reuters.
The prince, Mansour bin Muqrin, is the deputy governor of Asir Province. The helicopter was on a tour of the province and was carrying different authorities officers. The loss of life toll and reason behind the crash stay unclear.
The crash comes after a shakeup on the highest ranges of presidency, and a thwarted ballistic missile assault Saturday.
A ballistic missile launched from Yemen was intercepted and destroyed earlier than it hit its goal, the King Khalid Worldwide Airport, in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh on Saturday. Yemen’s Protection Ministry took credit score for the launch, and known as it successful, regardless of the missile being intercepted, as a result of it “shook the Saudi capital.”
Saturday evening, 11 Saudi princes have been arrested together with outstanding billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. The roundup additionally included 4 ministers and a lot of former ministers. The transfer seems to be a consolidation of energy for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, adviser and favored son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in accordance with the New York Occasions Saturday.
The arrests got here hours after the formation of a robust “anti-corruption,” committee helmed by the crown prince himself.
Al Arabiya, a Saudi state-owned information service, stated that the committee has the correct to research, arrest, ban from journey and freeze the belongings of anybody it finds to be corrupt.
The princes are regarded as held on the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh, in accordance with the Related Press.