Saudi Arabia arrests 59, including 2 Egyptians over ‘terrorism’
Saudi Interir Minister Muhammaad bin Nayef - Youm7 Archive

CAIRO: The Saudi authorities have arrested a total of 59 suspects of ten different nationalities, including two Egyptians, in the past two weeks over accusations of committing terrorism-related crimes, Saudi al-Watan newspaper reported Sunday.

On Dec. 7, security forces launched campaigns against the suspects, mostly Saudi, the paper reported Saudi officials as saying.

The arrested are from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Egypt, India, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, and the U.S.

In April, Saudi Arabia arrested 93 suspects, including 65 Saudi nationals, over accusation of belonging to the Islamic State group.

Saudi Arabia has recently announced the establishment of a coalition of Muslim countries to counter “terrorism” in the area. It also leads a coalition against the Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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