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Saudi security forces closing in on ISIS networks

They warned terrorists that they would not achieve their goals in Saudi Arabia and the other regional countries

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Saudi security authorities are tightening the noose around ISIS terrorists by pursuing those involved in the recent terrorist blasts and uncovering the coordination between them after the security men’s vigilance thwarted the destructive impact that the terrorists wanted to achieve.

Security Spokesman of the Ministry of Interior Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki said he does not rule out the existence of contacts between the perpetrators of the recent terrorist bombings in Jeddah, Qatif and Madinah, as the substance used in making the explosive vests is the same in the three blasts.

Furthermore, there is evidence on the existence of coordination between them, especially between the Qatif and Madinah incidents, as both attacks took place at Maghreb prayer time.

Maj. Al-Turki further said that there are suspicions that the 12 Pakistanis, who it was announced were detained on Thursday, have connections with the Jeddah blast.

Al-Turki said one of the perpetrators of the Qatif blast, Abdulrahman Saleh Muhammad Al-Imir, had been detained twice earlier for taking part in riots demanding the release of detainees involved in terror cases.

On announcing the detention of 12 Pakistanis, the number of those involved in terror crimes in Saudi Arabia, and are holding Pakistani nationality has reached 41.

Imams of mosques in the majority of the region’s countries have dedicated their Friday sermons to denouncing terrorism and violating the sanctity of the Prophet’s Mosque.

They warned terrorists that they would not achieve their goals in Saudi Arabia and the other regional countries.

This article was first published by the Saudi Gazette on July 10, 2016.