​Saudi lists Brotherhood as ‘terrorist’ group

March 08, 2014 - 3:55:11 am

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia listed the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian jihadist groups as terrorist organisations yesterday, and ordered citizens fighting abroad to return home within 15 days or face imprisonment.

A list published by the interior ministry also designated as terrorist organisations Al Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda’s official Syrian affiliate, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, a rogue group fighting in Syria and Iraq. Also blacklisted are Shiite rebels known as Huthis in northern Yemen and “Hezbollah inside the kingdom,” a reference to a little-known Shiite group in Saudi Arabia.

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