(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, the Ministry of Interior announced that Saudi Arabia arrested 88 people suspected of terror links. According to a statement, the arrests took place over the past few days and in several regions in the Kingdom.
For months, Saudi Arabia has been monitoring these suspects and, recently, has seen evidence of intended evil at home and abroad. The individuals are accused of terrorism-related offenses, including terror financing, rendering assistance to terrorists and promoting extremist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
The Ministry of Interior reaffirmed its commitment to tracking down anyone who promotes or supports extremist ideologies.
In February, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz issued a royal decree on counterterrorism. The decree reinforced that acts of terrorism, including membership in terrorist organizations, and participation in hostilities outside the Kingdom, will not be tolerated.