Kuwait Defense Ministry Revises Military Training Programs after Death of Soldiers

Monday, 3 September, 2018 - 10:00
Kuwait - Asharq Al-Awsat

The Kuwaiti defense ministry has decided to revise training and education programs for military cadets at Ali Al-Sabah Military College days after the death of two students.

The cause of death was reported to be a heat-stroke. But the incident is not the first at the academy where two other cadets died in April.

Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah pledged to hold accountable whoever is responsible for the recent deaths, and ordered the formation of a committee from outside the ministry to probe the incident.

The minister has also ordered the suspension of all officials linked to the case.

His decision reopened the investigation into previous deaths.

The committee consists of the ministries of justice, defense, and health.

Kuwait’s Army Chief of General Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khader affirmed Sunday the importance of revising the academy’s educational programs to confirm whether they are suitable for cadets.

Khader, during his meeting with the academy’s officials, also said it was highly important to provide all the services to the facility.

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