Saudi Arabia says stops three women, seven children from joining Syria war

August 12, 2016 11:58 AM

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Saudi Arabia says stops three women, seven children from joining Syria war

DOHA Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had prevented three Saudi women and seven children from traveling through Lebanon to join the conflict in neighboring Syria, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

The three sisters and their children were detained by Lebanese authorities in Beirut and flown back to Saudi Arabia on Thursday after the husband of one of the women told police they planned to join the war, SPA quoted an interior ministry spokesman as saying.

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