A man inspects a burned vehicle in the eastern town of Al-Awamiya, Saudi Arabia, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, where (AP Photo)
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A Saudi man was shot dead helping evacuate residents the town of Awamiya, where fighting between security forces and armed Shiites has displaced thousands of people, private media and residents reported Thursday.Residents estimate that up to 20,000 people have fled to safer towns and villages nearby. Up to 12 people have been killed in the past week: three policemen and nine civilians, residents say.Local activists said Tuesday that Saudi forces have facilitated the departure of people fleeing the clashes that have killed at least seven people, including two police officers.
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