Eight arrested on suspicion of recruiting minors for extremists groups abroad

August 26, 2014

Saudi security personnel arrested eight nationals in Tamir, in northern Riyadh, on Monday on suspicion of recruiting minors for extremist organizations abroad in violation of a March royal order which forbids involvement in terrorist and extremist religious or intellectual organizations abroad, Ministry of Interior spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki announced today.  Maj. Gen Al-Turki added that the arrests were carried out following reports from citizens and parents that their children have been influenced by instigators to travel to conflict zones to join the terrorist-led fighting.

The spokesman said the suspects held regular meetings at rest houses and farms near Tamir and those activities aroused suspicions among residents who reported concerns to law enforcement. The eight suspects are currently in custody pending further investigation.

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