Close  

3 Filipinos in Saudi anti-terror roundup

/ 04:33 AM January 07, 2016

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it was verifying reports that three Filipinos were among over 40 suspected terrorists arrested by Saudi Arabian authorities.

A Saudi Arabia newspaper, Arab News, had earlier reported that at least two Filipinos were among those arrested in a week-long antiterrorism sweep last month. Five Syrians, four Yemenis, a Sudanese and 31 Saudi nationals were also reported arrested.

ADVERTISEMENT

The anti-terrorism operations carried out by special authorities of the Saudi government from Dec. 23 to 31 resulted in the arrest of 44 terror suspects, the newspaper report said.

“We are still verifying if the report is true. The initial feedback from the Philippine Embassy in Riyadh was that there was no information from the Saudi government about this.” Charles Jose, spokesperson for the DFA, said in an interview.

FEATURED STORIES

The Arab News report said the largest number of arrests were made on the first day of the operation, with 10 Saudi nationals and one Yemeni taken in. Nine suspects, including three Syrians were arrested the following day, and 10 more on the fifth day of the operation.

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Features, Global Nation, Saudi Arabia, Terrorism
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.