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Saudi Arabia Arrests 431 Terrorists in ISIS Crackdown

37 were killed and 120 injured in the wave of arrests, which were linked to a series of attacks on Shiite mosques.


Riyadh orchestrated a major crackdown on Islamic State (ISIS) over the weekend, the Saudi Interior Ministry announced Saturday, arresting some 431 people associated with the group.

Of those, some 190 people have been linked to attacks on Shiite mosques in May which killed dozens of worshippers, according to Al-Arabiya. 144 were due to be tried on charges of helping ISIS indirectly.

Saudi authorities also seized an enormous cache of evidence, including documents, communication tools, explosives and weapons.

37 people died during the crackdown and 120 people were injured, both from security forces and civilians. Six were terrorists.


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