A man believed to be behind a series of crimes, including murder, has been arrested by the Internal Security Service, the latter confirmed on Saturday.

Abdul Hakim Al-Sharif is one of the top killers and looters in the western region.. he took many lives, and his crimes continued to haunt the residents of the region," a statement by the security service said.

According to the authorities, Al-Sharif is responsible for the murder of the al-Gharabli sons, noting that the offender was arrested for the crime but managed to escape from his prison before he was tracked down again.

Al-Sharif faces charges of at least six cases of murder or involvement in murder and torture. The security said he confirmed all charges against him.