The forces included "Saudi commando units, surveillance units of paratroopers and special forces units from the Royal Saudi Land Forces, joined by French commandos, all took part in the high-altitude drills dubbed 'Shamrakh 1,' Al Arabiya reports.
An American was shot and killed in a car in Riyadh by a 25 year-old Saudi citizen who was born in the United States. The two were employed by Vinnell Company contracting with the Ministry of the National Guard, the SPA has said.
Saudi Aramco is not only the largest National Oil Company (NOC) in the world but also a primary driver for Saudi Arabia in its technological advancement and in the development of the Kingdom's human resources.
The development is the latest in recent weeks indicating a strengthening of U.S.-Saudi ties as the two countries coordinate security efforts to counter the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria.
Success for MNCs requires that they demonstrate a willingness to add value to the Saudi economy by tightening relationships with local partners, hiring more Saudi nationals, and considering capital investments, writes Matthew Spivack.