Saudi launches operation against Daesh militants in Mecca

Published May 5th, 2016 - 01:00 GMT
Daesh militants have caused trouble outside of Saudi Arabia's Mecca. (AFP/File)
Daesh militants have caused trouble outside of Saudi Arabia's Mecca. (AFP/File)

Reuters reports that Saudi security forces located and isolated a group of Daesh militants in Mecca.

"The security authorities succeeded in their operation against a number of Daesh (ISIS) partisans holed up at a recreational area in Mecca," state television channel Ekhbariya announced in a news bulliten.

Saudi-run al-Okaz newspaper reported that the operation occured in Wadi Noman, an area south of the city.

According to sources, four men connected to Daesh were killed by Saudi forces.

Over the past weekend, Saudi forces also killed two Daesh militants in the southwest Bisha province.


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