Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin Killed In Helicopter Crash Near Yemen

Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near the Yemen border

  • Muqrin was touring the Asir Province when the helicopter carrying him and other government officials crashed

  • The cause of the crash has not been reported and the death count is not known at this time

  • On Saturday Yemen’s Defense Ministry fired a ballistic missile at the King Khalid International Airport but it was intercepted and destroyed

  • Saturday night 11 Saudi princes along with current and former ministers were arrested by an anti-corruption commission

Following the day after a ballistic missile was fired at an airport in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mansour bin Muqrin has died in a helicopter crash near the border of Yemen.

Muqrin was the son of Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia from January to April in 2015. In 2013, Muqrin married the daughter of Prince Saud bin Fahd Al Saud. Two years later Muqrin became the Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosque as a minister.

Muqrin is the deputy governor of Asir Province and was touring the province during the time of the crash. While other government officials were reported to be on the helicopter, the death count is not precise.

King Khalid International Airport

The last few days have proven to be troubled times in Saudi Arabia. On Saturday, a ballistic missile from Yemen was intercepted and destroyed before hitting the target, the King Khalid International Airport.

Despite being destroyed before hitting the King Khalid International Airport, Yemen’s Defense Ministry took credit for the attack and called it a success that “shook the Saudi capital.”

Anti-Corruption Committee

On Saturday night, billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was arrested along with ten other Saudi princes. The arrests were made hours after an “anti-corruption,” committee formed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Four ministries and some former ministries were also arrested on Saturday night.

Some believe the arrests are a “consolidation of power” for Salman. Salman is also the advisor and favored son of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The Saudi-state owned news outlet Al Arabiya reported that the anti-corruption committee has the power to investigate, arrest, ban from travel and freeze the assets of anybody that is found guilty of corruption. It is believed that the Saudi princes are being held at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh.

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