Salman highlights Saudi success in eradicating terrorism
03 Sep 2017
(MENAFN) Saudi King Salman on Saturday said the Kingdom has made great strides in protecting Muslim holy sites from terror attacks.
“The arms of terrorism have sought to harm the holy sites without any consideration to their sanctities,” he said during a reception in Makkah for dignitaries attending the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
“However, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – with Allah’s help and in cooperation with the Kingdom’s brothers and friends ” have achieved great successes in eradicating terrorism and drying up its sources firmly and persistently,” he was quoted by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying.
Saudi air defense forces had in the past intercepted ballistic missiles launched from Yemen that targeted the holy city of Makkah.