IS recruitment of expats on rise in Saudi Arabia

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, May 2, 2017
Adjust font size:

Islamic State (IS) militant group recruitment of expats in Saudi Arabia is increasing with 342 recruits in less than a year, Okaz local news reported on Tuesday.

The report said focusing on foreigners is due to nationwide campaigns which have enhanced awareness among locals about the risks of joining terrorist groups.

This week, the interior ministry announced the arrest of 14 foreigners among 46 arrestees who were behind previous deadly terrorist attacks.

In according to the ministry's statistics, 843 foreign terrorists have been arrested in the last five years, of which Syrians top the number of foreigners with 109 arrestees. Endit

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from