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Saudi Royal Naval Forces Take over Command of the Mixed Duty Force (150) from its French Counterpart

Saudi Press Agency

Tuesday 1441/12/28 - 2020/08/18

Riyadh, Aug 18, 2020, SPA -- The Saudi Royal Naval Forces took over the command of the Mixed Duty Force (150), for the second time, from its French counterpart.

The duty force steer anti-terrorism operations and maintain the security and safety of maritime navigation, over its tasks' zone, comprising the most crowded shipment routes, in the world, covering the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Oman, spreading over a size of about 3.2 million nautical miles.

Among the tasks of the force are fighting activities backing up drugs and weapons trafficking, guarantee the freedom of navigation and flow of the world trade.

The joint task force is a multi-national unit, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, US, France, Britain, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Canada, Australia, Italy, Denmark and Spain.

18:10 LOCAL TIME 15:10 GMT

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