Saudi woman with 3 kids stopped in Lebanon from entering Syria to join IS
- 12.08.2016, 13:00,
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Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says a woman and her three children have been stopped in Lebanon from entering Syria to join the Islamic State group.
The ministry said early Friday that Saudi officials received a warning from the woman's husband about her plans and "competent authorities in the sisterly Republic of Lebanon" found them and returned them to the kingdom.
A number of Saudis have joined the extremist Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
The announcement marked a rare moment of cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Lebanon after months of icy relations.
In February, Saudi officials halted a $3 billion arms deal with Lebanon over the kingdom's ongoing tensions with Iran. The Shiite power supports the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, both of which back embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad.