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Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- The Saudi security services arrested on Thursday two Saudis suspected of having connections with the armed terrorists inside the country during a security search campaign in Al-Naqa neighborhood, Unayzah Governorate, Al-Qasim, northeast of Riyadh.

According to Interior Ministry Spokesman Major General Mansour al-Turki’s statement to “Asharq al-Awsat”, the security authorities stopped the two suspects during a security campaign they carried out in Unayzah Governorate yesterday.

This operation came eight days after Abd-al-Rahman al-Mut’ib and Muhammad al-Suwaylimi, who were on the list of 36 wanted persons, were killed after they had opened fire at random at five security men in Al-Qasim, killing them all.

No security sources revealed whether the operation in Al-Naqa neighborhood had any connection with the previous one in Al-Midhnib Governorate in the same area. Security observers refused to make a link between the two since the Saudi security services adopt the security campaigns system in the search for wanted persons while others lean toward the possibility that this recent arrest was the result of some information derived from the high capacity storage discs, “flash memory”, that were seized in the vehicle of the two wanted persons, Al-Mut’ib and Al-Suwaylimi.

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