The government of Saudi Arabia announced the completion of the antiterrorist operation conducted in the area of the city Awamiya in the East Kingdom. This settlement was considered a stronghold of radical Shiites.
The operation lasted about six months. In the result the whole of the city was destroyed. Severe battles were fought in the historic centre Avaei – al-Masura, built in the Middle ages.
«The troops took control of al-Mauroy completely clearing it from terrorists. The enemy suffered losses, captured the prisoners,» — said in an official statement published by the Saudi media.
Note that in accordance with the laws of Saudi Arabia, any opposition speech is considered terrorism. Shia activists sentenced to death and long prison terms, often on the basis of the obtained under torture confessions.