Spring camps in­spected in search for IS el­e­ments

Kuwait Times - - FROM THE ARABIC PRESS - — Al-Rai

KUWAIT: Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity is cur­rently co­or­di­nat­ing with the in­te­rior min­istry to in­spect some sus­pected spring camps with the goal of pre­vent­ing IS el­e­ments from in­fil­trat­ing through Kuwaiti deserts, wellinformed sources said.

The sources ex­plained that a spe­cial in­te­grated team is set to be formed to deal with var­i­ous se­cu­rity as well as or­ga­ni­za­tional mat­ters re­lated to camps. “The in­te­rior min­istry is re­spon­si­ble for im­plant­ing se­cu­rity agents among the camps as well as in­ten­si­fy­ing morn­ing and night pa­trols,” added the sources, un­der­lin­ing that all sites were be­ing mon­i­tored by satel­lites.

Fur­ther­more, the sources stressed that se­cu­rity ‘sur­vey­ing’ and in­spec­tion would be done se­cretly by spe­cial un­der­cover teams and that all re­ports made to ei­ther the mu­nic­i­pal­ity or in­te­rior min­istry in this re­gard would be taken se­ri­ously.

In this re­gard, Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil mem­ber Nayef Al-Sour warned the in­te­rior min­istry as well as mu­nic­i­pal­ity of­fi­cials of the pres­ence of sev­eral ‘sus­pi­cious camps’ among those al­ready li­censed in ad­di­tion to oth­ers out­side the lo­ca­tions set by the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. “Those camps have to be closely watched by se­cu­rity forces to make sure they do not in­clude any IS sleep­ing cells,” he warned, pointed out that the pro­ce­dure would be of great im­por­tance in or­der to up­date li­censed campers’ in­for­ma­tion.

Sour also de­scribed camp sub­leas­ing as a healthy busi­ness pro­vided that it is reg­u­lated by law and stressed that all needed in­for­ma­tion about new campers had to be pro­vided to rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties. “The mu­nic­i­pal­ity should have used the fin­ger­print sys­tem in is­su­ing camps li­censes to make sure li­censees were not legally wanted for any cases. Mean­while, Mu­nic­i­pal Coun­cil mem­ber Ab­dul­lah Al-Kan­dari urged both the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and in­te­rior min­istry to im­me­di­ately re­veal the truth about dis­cov­er­ing some il­le­gal camps near Kuwait’s land bor­ders and ex­plain why they had not been re­moved nor in­spected by se­cu­rity forces.

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