Khobar: Khobar Towers Bombing, King Fahd International Airport, Al Rashid Mall, Saudi Investment Bank Tower Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156332665

Published: May 31st 2010

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38 pages


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Khobar: Khobar Towers Bombing, King Fahd International Airport, Al Rashid Mall, Saudi Investment Bank Tower  by  Books LLC

Khobar: Khobar Towers Bombing, King Fahd International Airport, Al Rashid Mall, Saudi Investment Bank Tower by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 38 pages | ISBN: 9781156332665 | 7.71 Mb

Chapters: Khobar Towers Bombing, King Fahd International Airport, Al Rashid Mall, Saudi Investment Bank Tower. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book clubMoreChapters: Khobar Towers Bombing, King Fahd International Airport, Al Rashid Mall, Saudi Investment Bank Tower. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 37. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.

Excerpt: The Khobar Towers bombing was a terrorist attack on part of a housing complex in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, located near the national oil company (Saudi Aramco) headquarters of Dhahran. In 1996, Khobar Towers was being used to house foreign military personnel. On June 25, 1996, per official statement, individuals identified as members of Hezbollah Al-Hejaz (Party of God in the Hijaz) by the United States, exploded a sewage truck packed with explosives adjacent to Building #131 in the housing complex.

This eight-story building housed United States Air Force personnel from the 4404th Wing (Provisional), primarily from a deployed rescue squadron and deployed fighter squadron. In all, 19 U.S. servicemen and one Saudi were killed and 372 of many nationalities were wounded. A November 6, 1995 car bombing in Riyadh led the U.S. forces stationed at Khobar Towers to raise the threat condition to THREATCON C. Days after the attack, military commanders briefed soldiers and airmen at Khobar that the U.S. had received anonymous communications from an organization claiming to have carried out the Riyadh attack.

The attackers claimed their goal was to get the United States military to leave the country, and that Khobar Towers would be attacked next if troop withdrawal did not begin immediately. It was at this time that surveillance and other suspicious activity near the perimeter fences of Khobar Towers was noted by United States Air Force Security Forces, however, the forces were forbidden by the Saudi government to act in any capacity outside the perimeter of the compound, and the surveillance continued with ...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=349790



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