2006 News Story

Kingdom advises citizens to leave Lebanon, implements evacuation plan

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today advised all Saudi citizens to leave Lebanon.   Evacuation plans are being coordinated by the Saudi Embassy in Beirut who is arranging land transportation to Damascus.  In the meantime, Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, in his capacity as chairman of board Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), has directed the airlines to run extra flights from Damascus to Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam to transport Saudi citizens leaving Lebanon.