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QAMISHLI – Saudi authorities revealed that more than 40 women have left the country to join the radical group of Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria since 2011.
Mansour Al Turki, spokesman for the Saudi Ministry of Interior, said that a total of 46 Saudi women have joined ISIS, some of them were accompanied by their children.
According to media reports, the most recent of the 46 Saudi women to join ISIS crossed into Syria in July along with her children and several other women.
The 40-year-old woman has reportedly twitted that she intends to carry out a suicide attack soon.
Saudi Arabia launched a crackdown on ISIS supporters in the kingdom after two separate attacks by loyalists to the militant group killed scores of people earlier this year, Al Arabiya reported.
“Of the 1,677 suspects detained by authorities and charged with supporting ISIS, 1375 are Saudi while 302 are foreign residents from 31 countries.”
Saudi authorities arrested in July more than 430 people accused of having links with the extremist group.
By: Ahmed Shiwesh