(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Ministry of Interior announced today that 135 terrorism suspects have been arrested nationwide, including 26 foreign nationals.
The 26 foreign nationals arrested included 16 Syrians, three Yemenis, an Egyptian, an Afghani, an Ethiopian, a Bahraini, an Iraqi, a Lebanese citizen and a person whose nationality has not been established.
The individuals are accused of terrorism-related offenses, including joining extremist groups, terror financing, traveling abroad for terrorist training, arms smuggling, firing at security forces and planning to carry out terrorist acts to destabilize the Kingdom’s security.
Saudi Arabia is committed to stopping terrorism in all its forms. In February, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree on counterterrorism. The decree reinforced the Kingdom's long-held policy that acts of terrorism, including membership in terrorist organizations, and participation in hostilities outside the Kingdom, are criminal acts that will not be tolerated.