Kuwait Army Put on Alert in Wake of Regional tensions

Thursday, 19 September, 2019 - 06:00
Asharq Al-Awsat

The Presidency of the General Staff of Kuwait Army announced Wednesday that some military units were put in a state of combat readiness as a precaution in wake of the current regional tensions.

The measure aims to protect the safety and security of the country's land, air and territorial waters against any potential threats in coordination with the State's military and security services, according to a press release from the Presidency of the General Staff.

The Army had conducted air and naval exercises with live ammunition between 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Wednesday to ensure the maximum level of combat preparedness, the statement said, according to the Kuwait news agency (KUNA).

The Presidency of the General Staff urged the citizens to be wary of unverified reports in this regard that could be circulated by sources other than competent state authorities, namely the directorate of the moral guidance and public relations.

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