Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Lieutenant General Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (born August 1959)[1] is a Saudi Arabian prince and military officer who serves as the commander of the Saudi-led coalition joint forces operating in Yemen. He was appointed to the post in February 2018 by royal decree, and before that he was the commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces since April 2017. He also previously led the Saudi special forces and paratroops.[2][3][4]

Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
BornAugust 1959
Allegiance Saudi Arabia
Service/branch Royal Saudi Land Forces
Years of service1983–present
Rank17.RSA-LG.svg Lieutenant general
Commands heldRSLF
Joint forces in Yemen
Battles/warsSaudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen

Prince Fahd bin Turki bin Abdulaziz is the son of Prince Turki II bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He joined the Saudi military in 1983 and completed the U.S. Army Field Artillery School in 1984. He also has a master's degree in international business administration from the U.S. International University.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sabri Sharaf (2001). The House of Saud in Commerce: A Study of Royal Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia. Sharaf Sabri. p. 124. ISBN 978-81-901254-0-6. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  2. ^ a b FaceOf: Prince Fahad bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the joint forces of the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen. Arab News. Published 13 May 2018. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ Tawfeeq, Mohammad (27 February 2018). Saudi Arabia replaces military commanders in late-night reshuffle. CNN. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  4. ^ Binnie, Jeremy (1 March 2018). Top Saudi commanders replaced. Jane's Defence Weekly. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
Military offices
Preceded by
Position established
Joint Coalition Forces Commander in Yemen
2018–
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
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Commander of the Royal Saudi Land Forces
2017—2018
Succeeded by
Lt. Gen. Fahd bin Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Mutair