2003 News Story

King honors those killed and injured in fight against terrorism

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz today issued a royal decree honoring those in all sectors of the security forces who were killed or received injuries during operations fighting terrorism. All casualties are automatically promoted one rank, with the highest salary of that rank; and each of them awarded the King Abdulaziz Medal, third class, plus a special medal for bravery. In addition to immediate financial assistance of SR 100,000 [U.S. $ 26,702] to the family of each of the deceased, and a guaranteed house to the value of SR 500,000 [$ 133,511] in the location of their choice, the decree also provides for the appointment of one son to his late father's position, in accordance with the necessary arrangements. In addition, the dependents of the deceased are to be provided with a monthly stipend of SR 3,000 [$ 801]; and all debts are to be paid, up to SR 500,000 [$ 133,511]. For those who received injuries, the royal decree stipulates awards for bravery, and that each officer who suffered complete disability receive immediate financial aid of SR 100,000 [$ 26,702] in addition to promotion to the next rank with its highest salary. Those not of officer rank will also be promoted.