Few days before December 25, 2015 security campaigns were conducted in Ardiya Industrial Area and Jleeb where thousands of expat violators were arrested. More than 3,330 expat with residency violation and various offenses were gathered as police made the move to clear the areas of Ardiya and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh to gradually make clear of different troubles and crime.
On December 29, about 500 expats were arrested in Ardiya Industrial Area for different violations aside from residency law. The security campaigns were not easily conducted but peacefully ended because the expats with violations did not resist arrest.
Their deportation to their home countries is under process. In all, more than 20,000 expat violators are expected to be deported with due process.