Saudi security forces arrest two terrorists after shootout in Qatif

A photo taken on October 1, 2017, during a tour guided by Saudi authorities shows a troops vehicle in Awamiya in the eastern Qatif region. (AFP)
Updated 11 November 2017
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Saudi security forces arrest two terrorists after shootout in Qatif

JEDDAH: Security forces in Qatif arrested two men on Thursday night for their suspected involvement in terrorist crimes that targeted security officers, citizens and security departments.
The men, Mohammed Saeed Salman Al-Abdulaal and Mustapha Ali Saleh Al-Subaiti, were arrested by the Eastern Province’s security forces in the town of Tarout in Qatif, and were taken to hospital for the treatment of injuries sustained during a shootout after they resisted arrest, the security spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, said.
Security officers received reports about the presence of the wanted men in a house in Tarout. Officers surrounded the house and demanded that the terrorists surrender but the men responded with gunfire, forcing security forces to shoot back.


Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief takes former Yemeni child soldiers on fun excursion

Updated 22 October 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s KSRelief takes former Yemeni child soldiers on fun excursion

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid And Relief Center (KSRelief) on Sunday carried out a recreational trip for 27 children to the Marib General Park.
The director of the project to rehabilitate children affected by the Yemeni conflict, Abdulrahman Al-Qubati, said that the visit hopes to “rehabilitate the children psychologically and socially.”
Al-Qubati added that the trip is the first phase of the seventh and eighth launched by the center helping 80 affected child soldiers.
He stressed that children are living in a different atmosphere, from being deprived of fun during their recruitment by the Houthi rebels, and such trips are working to enhance their childhood as a remedial step to get rid oftrauma they suffered due to acting as human shields in armed conflict.
KSRelief said it was working to rehabilitate 241 children who had been recruited and affected by the rehabilitation project for child soldiers.