GCC chief hails Saudi security forces for dismantling terror cells

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani. (SPA)
Updated 19 February 2017

GCC chief hails Saudi security forces for dismantling terror cells

RIYADH: Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary-General Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani commended the Saudi security forces for dismantling four terrorist cells.
“The vigilance of the security forces, which enjoy high efficiency and a distinct ability to pursue terrorist cells and monitor their plans... thwarted several terrorist operations (in the past),” Al-Zayani said.
These terrorist operations aimed to terrorize innocent people, as also to destabilize the Kingdom, he added.
The GCC chief praised Prince Mohammed bin Naif, crown prince, deputy prime minister and interior minister for his efforts to maintain security in the Kingdom.
Al-Zayani stressed “the solidarity of the GCC countries with Saudi Arabia, and their backing of it in all security measures taken to preserve the security and safety of its citizens and residents on its territories.”
The president of the Commission of the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Abdullah Al-Sanad, also praised the security forces that dismantled the terrorist cells that comprised 18 people from several nationalities.
Sheikh Abdul Rahman also extolled the achievements of Prince Mohammed in the fight against terrorism.
The Haia president called on everyone to cooperate with the security forces and stand against all those who seek to undermine the cohesion and stability of the homeland.


Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 04 July 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 56 more COVID-19 deaths

  • 360 new cases were reported in Riyadh
  • A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 56 more deaths from COVID-19 and 4,128 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 360 were reported in Riyadh, 315 in Dammam, 217 in Hufof and 214 in Qatif.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 143,256 after 2,642 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 1,858 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.