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Saudi vows to deter Hajj violence

Saudi Arabia has boosted its security deployments before about two million Muslim pilgrims start the annual Hajj this weekend. Officials have vowed to use “an iron fist” against any terrorist group trying to disrupt the pilgrimage. Special forces soldiers wearing black balaclavas joined 3,000 troops and police on parade for a show of strength outside Mecca. Armoured cars and water cannon were also deployed at the display near Mount Arafat to show Saudi Arabia’s readiness to maintain law and order. Full Story

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