JEDDAH: An Iranian airplane landed at the King Abdullah Air Base on Saturday to transport 65 evacuees from Saudi Arabia back to Iran.
The people rescued, including Iranians and others of different nationalities, had arrived Saturday morning in Jeddah from Sudan on board a Saudi ship.
The plane is scheduled to transport the evacuees to Iran after they safely disembarked at the Saudi seaport.
Also on Saturday, it was announced Saudi Arabia had carried out the biggest evacuation from Sudan since the start of its operations when a ship carrying 20 Saudi citizens and 1,866 nationals of other countries arrived in Jeddah.
The new batch of arrivals brought the number of evacuees since the start of the Kingdom’s mission to 4,879 people, made up of 139 Saudi citizens and 4,738 nationals of other countries.
Source : Arab News