Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia

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Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf was killed in eastern Saudi Arabia. (AA screen grab)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear, weapons and face masks. (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear, weapons and face masks. (SPA)
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Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in a car with false numberplates. (SPA)
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Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in a car with false numberplates. (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear and face masks. (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear and face masks. (SPA)
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Abdullah Al-Qalaf was caught in the car with several items including military wear and face masks. (SPA)
Updated 17 January 2018
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Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi security men shot dead a Saudi national accused of carrying out a number of terrorist crimes after he opened fire on them on Monday evening.

State security authorities were monitoring Abdullah bin Mirza Ali Al-Qalaf, according to an official source.

The official said Al-Qalaf was found near a farm between the towns of Awamiyah and Qudayh in a silver Hyundai Sonata car bearing a false license plate.

The operation occurred during security monitoring and surveillance of terrorist elements in the town of Awamiyah in Qatif province, the source said.

Al-Qalaf refused to comply when security personnel tried to arrest him and he opened fire. Security officials were required to deal with him accordingly to neutralize the situation, and Al-Qalaf was killed. No bystanders or security personnel were injured.

Saudi security found the following weapons in his car:

1. Kalashnikov submachine gun.
2. 9mm glock pistol caliber
3. 94 machine guns.
4. 14 pistol rounds.
5. Anti-flash gear.
6. Equipment holder.
7. Military suit.
8. Four face masks.

The head of the State Security has confirmed that they will continue to follow these criminal elements and will deter and prevent anyone who breaches security with such terrorist activities.


GCC, global parliamentary groups warn Iran of consequences

GCC Secretary-General Abdullateef Al-Zayani
Updated 4 min 42 sec ago
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GCC, global parliamentary groups warn Iran of consequences

  • Maintaining security and stability in the region is the first priority of the Gulf states
  • Iran is in non-compliance with paragraph 14 of UNSC resolution 2216, as a UN panel has already identified missile remnants

RIYADH: A number of parliamentarians from different countries including the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have warned Iran of grave consequences if it continues to indulge in proxy wars with neighboring Arab countries that threaten the peace and stability in the Middle East.

In statements issued on the 37th anniversary of the GCC’s establishment, parliamentarian criticized Iranian role in the Yemen conflict and Tehran’s continued support to the Houthi militias that have so far fired more than 100 ballistic missiles on Saudi Arabia.
“Maintaining security and stability in the region is the first priority of the Gulf states,” said GCC Secretary-General Abdullateef Al-Zayani.
Al-Zayani appreciated “the pivotal role of the Saudi leadership in backing the GCC General Secretariat to achieve the collective goals and implement the resolutions of the Supreme Council.”
He called on Iran “to refrain from meddling in the affairs of Arab nations, and stop supplying arms and ammunition to its Houthi militants to save Yemen from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”
The “All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Yemen” in the British Parliament last Wednesday released its annual report on the situation in the war-stricken country, warning, for the first time, of “Iran’s hand in the civil war and its attempt to project power on the Arabian peninsula.”
The APPG observed that “cooperation with non-state actors is an integral part of Iran’s foreign policy through which it seeks to consolidate power across the region.” As examples of this strategy, the group named Iran’s support for the Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah, as well as Iranian militias in Syria and Iraq.
It further noted that “Iran’s stance against the war must be judged in the context of its desire to undermine the Western and Saudi influence in Yemen.”
The British group has warned that Tehran’s arming of the Houthi rebels has led to a “major escalation” in the conflict.
Commenting on these reports, Mohammed Al-Khunaizi, a Saudi Shoura Council member, said that “Iran has had complicity in most of the regional conflicts, and the involvement of Tehran has been hampering all efforts to restore peace and security in the Middle East.”
He said: “Iran is in non-compliance with paragraph 14 of UNSC resolution 2216, as a UN panel has already identified missile remnants, related military equipment that are of Iranian origin and were/are being used in Yemen.”
“The growing involvement of Iran in the affairs of the Arab nations has led many of its Arab neighbors to distance itself from Tehran,” said Dr. Ibrahim Al-Qayid, the founding member of the National Society of Human Rights (NSHR).
In fact, the Arab League has recently supported Morocco’s decision to sever ties with Iran over its support for the Polisario Front, he said.