2005 News Story

Saudi leaders thankful for success of raid on militants

Minister of Interior Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz has sent a message to Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz on the successful ending of the gunfight in Ar-Rass in which fourteen militants were killed and a number arrested. Prince Nayef commented that the security forces have always been and will continue to be a shield for the protection of the security of the homeland.

Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz yesterday sent a cable to Prince Nayef praising the proficiency, heroism, and bravery of the security officers in confronting acts of terrorism. The security forces, he said, are a thorn in the side of any wicked aggressor who attempts to infringe on the Kingdom's unity, stability and security, and above all, its religion. He wished the brave security officers who were wounded a speedy recovery.