Saudi security forces dismantle 4 terror cells, arrest 18

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Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki discusses Saudi security forces breaking up four terrorist cells and arresting 18 suspected militants on Thursday at a press conference.
Updated 05 October 2017
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Saudi security forces dismantle 4 terror cells, arrest 18

JEDDAH: Saudi security forces have dismantled four terrorist cells and arrested 18 suspected militants in Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah, Riyadh and Qassim.
Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry, said the operation was part of efforts to thwart terrorist plans that seek to undermine the security and stability of the Kingdom.
Suspected militants arrested had been active in many roles, such as providing shelter for alleged terrorists, including Tayea Salem bin Yaslam Al-Sayari, who was killed on Jan. 7 following a shootout with Saudi security forces in a district north of the capital Riyadh.
Other cell members were connected to two suicide bombers identified as Nadi Marzouk Anzi and Khalid Ghazi Al-Serwani, who last month blew themselves up in Al-Harazat in Jeddah.
Some arrested cell members are also accused of monitoring targets and passing information to organizations abroad, promoting Daesh on the Internet and recruiting people for the organization.
Other alleged offenses include incitement to participate in fighting in conflict zones and providing financial support for terrorist activities. Some alleged terrorists stand accused of having experience in making explosive belts, improvised explosive devices and providing them to the suicide bombers.
The 18 arrested include two Yemenis, a Sudanese and 15 Saudis.
The security operation also resulted in the seizure of automatic weapons, dangerous knives and more than SR2 million.

 


King cites center's role in enhancing national cohesion and promoting culture of dialogue

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King cites center's role in enhancing national cohesion and promoting culture of dialogue

  • The Riyadh-based King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue was founded in 2003
  • It regularly organizes forums at the national level in different parts of the Kingdom

RIYADH: King Salman on Monday met Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammad Al-Sabeel, chairman of Board of Trustees of the King Abdul Aziz Center for National Dialogue, and other members of the board at Al-Yamamah Palace. 

The king laid emphasis on the importance of the center’s role in serving the society, enhancing national cohesion and in promoting the culture of dialogue. 

The Riyadh-based center was founded in 2003 with the aim of strengthening national unity. 

One of the main objectives of the center is to formulate a correct Islamic discourse based on moderation and moderation.

It is a national organization that aims to spread the culture of dialogue and establish it as a norm for general conduct on the levels of the individual citizen. 

The center also undertakes the study and discussion of issues of national importance, which effect the lives of Saudi citizens.

It regularly organizes forums at the national level in different parts of the Kingdom. The topics covered at these meetings range from unity to youth’s expectations.