“Isis: Saudi Arabia makes scores of arrests and ‘foils terrorist plots,'” by Mark Piggott, International Business Times, April 28, 2015:
Security forces in Saudi Arabia have arrested 93 members of Isis – also known as Islamic State or IS – in raids across the country, according to the interior ministry and official Saudi Press Agency.
Some of those detained – almost all of them Saudi nationals – were involved in plotting a number of terrorist attacks, including one which targeted the US embassy in Riyadh.
Two Syrians and a Saudi were reportedly planning to launch an attack on the embassy with suicide car bombs. That attack was foiled in March, when the US cancelled all consular services for a week.
Other IS cells were reported to be planning to attack military and residential targets across the country. According to Al Jazeera, some of those arrested were in possession of weapons and ammunition….
Saudi Arabia is part of the US-led coalition against IS in Iraq and Syria, making it a potential target for the group. Former IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, whose current fate remains unclear, called for attacks on the country’s rulers, the Saud family, members of the Shia minority and Western expats….
Some international commentators have accused people within Saudi Arabia directly funding groups like IS – claims strongly denied by the kingdom….