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Saudi Security Pursuing Individuals with Ties to the Huthis | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Jizan, Asharq Al-Awsat- Saudi Arabia has taught the Huthi insurgents who infiltrated the Kingdom’s borders a harsh lesson, and Saudi security forces are continuing to patrol the border region searching for Huthi infiltrators. Members of the Saudi press witnessed a group of captured Huthi insurgents yesterday being escorted to the Saudi military headquarters in Al Kawbah by Saudi security forces. The Saudi security apparatus also continued to pursue a number of suspects wanted in connection of having ties to the Huthis.

Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs visited the region, and issued explicit instructions from King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, saying, “there is a clear instruction from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, the commander in chief, that we should not step even an inch into another country and we should not allow anybody to encroach even an inch into our territory.”

Prince Khalid Bin Sultan met with military units in Jizan province yesterday, and ordered them to establish a 10km perimeter inside Saudi Arabian territory. This area has already been cleared of Saudi citizens; Prince Khalid Bin Sultan said “Those who enter the area extending from the border for more than 10 km will be in a killing zone. In another words they have to either surrender or face destruction.”

Prince Khalid also stressed that the Huthi forces had incurred significant losses, and that “there has been strong artillery and air strikes [against the Huthis], and this will continue, until they stop their operations or entering into the Kingdom.”

The Royal Saudi Air Force carried out several missions since the early hours of Sunday morning, attacking a number of Huthi sites throughout the day. Saudi military commanders confirmed to Asharq Al-Awsat that except for a few skirmishes the front lines have been quiet.