SAUDI ARABIA ANNOUNCES SECURITY PLAN FOR MECCA DURING RAMADAN
12 Jul 2013 11:19
RIYADH, July 10 (Bernama) -- Saudi Arabia has announced a comprehensive
security plan to deal with a large influx of pilgrims to Mecca during the
Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Xinhua news agency quoted local media as saying.
Special security forces commander Maeedg Al Jaeed said the plan takes into
consideration possible stampedes at the grand mosque in Mecca and some ongoing
expansion projects in the area.
An additional 14,500 security members able to speak foreign languages and
using sign language have been deployed across Mecca, bringing to 31,000 the
total number of security personnel.