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Anti-terrorism meet in Abu Dhabi

posted on 07/01/2001: 696 views


More than 200 people from various strategic organisations are taking part in an eight-day anti-terrorist workshop in the capital. The workshop, which got underway yesterday, is designed to train people in how to recognise and deal with a terrorist attack using nuclear, chemical or biological weapons. It is the first time training of this kind has been provided in the UAE The workshop has been organised by the General Directorate of Abu Dhabi Police in co-operation with the United States Department of State, Anti-terrorism Assistance Programme. It will provide concentrated training to 220 employees from the Ministry of Health, petroleum companies, the Red Crescent Society, the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Interior, the Civil Aviation Department and the General Directorate of the Abu Dhabi Police. The training programme has bee carried out successfully in over 60 cities. Now it has been extended to US allies around the world. (The Gulf News)

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