Manama: Saudi authorities have arrested 44 terror suspects over nine days in several areas of the kingdom.
suspects, arrested without any serious armed resistance, included 33
Saudis. The others were from Yemen, Pakistan, Sudan, Palestine and
Afghanistan, security sources told Saudi daily Al Jazeera.
arrests took the number of suspects detained by the Saudi authorities in
cases related to terrorism to 4,350 from 42 nationalities.
The figure includes 1,650 suspects with links to the terror group Daesh, the daily added.
The Daesh suspects, arrested in the last nine months, are mainly young people and include 450 expatriates from 29 nationalities.
Arabia has been waging a relentless fight against terrorists and
extremists promoting fanatic ideologies under religious guises.
June, it announced the arrest of 34 suspects who included a Chinese
national, the first man from China to be held on terrorism charges in
The suspects were arrested as the Saudi authorities conducted manhunt operations between June 11 and June 14.
Most of the suspects were Saudi nationals, but the list also included one Yemeni and one Palestinian.