Bahrain: Terrorist Group Affiliated with ‘Saraya al-Mukhtar’ Referred to Judiciary

A general view of Manama, Bahrain. (Getty Images)
A general view of Manama, Bahrain. (Getty Images)
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Bahrain: Terrorist Group Affiliated with ‘Saraya al-Mukhtar’ Referred to Judiciary

A general view of Manama, Bahrain. (Getty Images)
A general view of Manama, Bahrain. (Getty Images)

Bahrain’s Terror Crime Prosecution referred on Tuesday 18 suspects to the judiciary after they were charged with forming, joining and financing a terrorist group, possessing explosives, weapons and ammunition, murdering a police officer and assisting terror convicts in escaping from prison.

The group is affiliated with "Saraya Al Mukhtar", an organization listed as terrorist by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain in June 2017.

Terror Crime Chief Prosecutor Ahmed al-Hammadi indicated that the suspects, including seven who are in custody, have been referred to the High Criminal Court for a hearing on April 23.

Hammadi indicated that 11 members of the cells are still at large inside and outside of Bahrain.

Members of the organization are also accused of transferring weapons, explosive devices and collecting funds for distribution to other members of the terrorist group. They also planned the escape of convicts from the Salmaniya Medical Complex out of Bahrain.

The suspects also monitored the movement of security forces to target them in attacks.

The Prosecution relied in its investigation on witness accounts, technical and forensic evidence and the confession of some of the accused.

The terrorist cell was also divided into several groups that operate separately. Each group was assigned a particular duty, such as developing explosive devices or planting bombs to target police. A third group was tasked with distributing arms, explosive charges and money to fellow members.



Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
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Saudi Arabia Extends Condolences to Kuwait over Victims of Mangaf Fire

File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat
File photo of Saudi flag/Asharq Al-Awsat

 

Saudi Arabia has expressed profound sorrow over the tragic loss of lives and injuries caused by a fire in Kuwait's Mangaf district, the Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday.
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, sent separate cables of condolences to Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.
They expressed deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the Emir and to the families of the victims and to the people of Kuwait, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.
In an official statement, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs conveyed Saudi Arabia’s deepest condolences and sincere sympathy to the families of the victims, as well as to the government and people of Kuwait.
The Ministry reaffirmed Saudi Arabia’s solidarity with Kuwait during this difficult time and extended heartfelt wishes for the safety and well-being of Kuwait, its citizens, and all residents within its borders.
At least 35 people died and 15 others were injured in an apartment building fire in Mangaf area in Kuwait’s southern Ahmadi Governorate, the country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.