After operations stop in Yemen and on borders:

Prince Khalid bin Sultan receives Saudi PoWs who were held by infiltrators

Makkah Mosques Cleric condemns infiltrators’ violation of Saudi borders

Saudi interior undersecretary says Kingdom successfully minimized terrorists’ threats

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ initiative to set up int’l anti-terror center to figure high on next Arab summit agenda

Amr Moussa says Darfur heading towards stability

Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General for Military Affairs, was at the front line when Yahya Al-Khuzai, a Saudi missing soldier during the fight against infiltrators at the southern border, disembarked the plane at Riyadh Airbase after having been repatriated to the Saudi embassy in Yemen earlier.

Speaking to reporters after having been reassured of the health of the returning fighter, Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz insisted that the infiltrators should hand over the remaining four captives, confirming that no other mediators but the Yemeni government were involved in this matter.

He reiterated that infiltrators were no longer in the battle field.

Our border was totally purified while our armed forces are patrolling the area.

The operation of mines clearance has already started with coordination with the Yemeni side, Prince Khalid said.

For his part, the soldier thanked the government of the Kingdom, led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, for the efforts exerted for his safe release.

Prince Khalid also received Ahmed bin Abdullah and Khalid bin Saleh Al-Oadah, missing sergeants during war at the southern border recently who were repatriated by infiltrators.

At Riyadh airbase, Prince Khalid bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, where the two prisoners of war disembarked the plane, was reassured of their health, confirming that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is also the Supreme Commander of all armed forces, and Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Premier, Minister of Defense and Aviation and Inspector General, have instructed him to pay attention to the injured, prisoners of war and families of the martyrs and the missing.

He said he is in contact with the authorities concerned in Yemen for the repatriation of the two remaining missing soldiers.

He expressed thanks to President Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen for cooperation as regards the release of Saudi captives.

On the situation on the border, he said the committees started to restore the posts, a measure that would take time, he said, adding that the Yemeni forces also started to show up at the border, hoping that peace, security and stability will prevail soon in the area.

In response to a question, he said everything is going as scheduled. On the captives from the infiltrators side, he said their number exceeds 500 and the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is dealing with the matter.

The Saudi embassy in Sana’a has received the captives in Sana’a earlier.

On the other hand, the Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Salem has stressed that the comprehensive strategy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in fighting terrorist crimes and the interdependence of its security, legal, judicial and preventive dimensions, have succeeded in reducing the threats posed by terrorist groups, which have made the Saudi experience in fighting terrorism greatly appreciated by countries and international organizations concerned with counter-terrorism.

In a statement on the occasion of the workshop entitled 'Global Legal framework for Combating Terrorism and its Finance' to be organized by Investigation and Public Prosecution Commission in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in the Middle East on Saturday, he said that the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has been among the first ones in calling for enhanced international cooperation in combating terrorism and activating the mechanisms of this cooperation, through the proposal to set up an international center for combating terrorism at the end of International Counter-Terrorism Conference called for by Saudi Arabia and held in Riyadh, in addition to its adoption of a draft resolution submitted to the General Assembly of the United Nations on the basis of Security Council resolutions in this regard.

Dr. Al-Salem noted that the directives of Prince Naif bin Abdulaziz, the Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior, his Deputy and his Assistant for Security Affairs with regard to the cooperation of the Kingdom with the international community in combating terrorism at the level of security, have made the Kingdom an active and effective party to the treaties and international and regional conventions to combat terrorism, as well as many bilateral agreements.

Meanwhile, the Government of North Darfur represented by Sudan's Ministry of Health honored Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) in recognition of the primary health care provided by SRCA for the displaced persons at camps in Darfur.

On behalf of Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, the sash, shield and certificate of appreciation were received by the SRCA Regional Director in Sudan Dr. Muala Alian Al-Jabri.

In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Al-Jabri said that the humanitarian support provided by the Kingdom for the people of Darfur in Sudan comes within the Kingdom's keenness on enhancing relations between two countries.

He also praised the cooperation between SRCA and the officials of the state government which resulted in the success of SRCA programs there.

Furthermore, a report said that Saudi security men have achieved great successes against the deviant group and aborted more than 95% of terrorist plots before their perpetration.

A report prepared by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said that the efforts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in combating terrorism have attracted the attention of all concerned bodies in confronting acts of terrorism, and some countries have benefited from the experiences of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in addressing the threat of terrorism, choking up its resources and preventing it.

In this context, the Kingdom has signed several agreements on combating terrorism, committed to the implementation of international resolutions issued by the UN Security Council in this regard, and ratified a number of conventions and relevant international treaties.

At the local level, the Kingdom has adopted a comprehensive strategy to fight terrorism, and made sure that all institutions of the society should participate in the implementation of this strategy.

The Kingdom's scholars have succeeded in clarifying that terrorism is contrary to the teachings of Islam, urging all citizens and residents to cooperate with security authorities in confronting the deviant group.

The scholars have also played a major role in advising some of those individuals affected by the allegations of the deviant group, at the same time security forces have achieved great successes in tracking down individuals involved in terrorist crimes and carrying out a large number of pre-emptive operations, which have succeeded in thwarting terrorist plots in a number of the Kingdom's regions.