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Saudis seize dozens of militants said linked to al Qaeda

Ammar Benaziz & Mohammed Jamjoom
May 6, 2014

Authorities in Saudi Arabia targeting al Qaeda-linked militants have embarked on a large counterterror operation across the country, authorities said Tuesday.

Credit: Ammar shaker / Flickr
Credit: Ammar shaker / Flickr

Security forces arrested 62 members of a terror cell linked to al Qaeda in Yemen and Syria, Saudi state media reported, citing the Interior Ministry.

Police still sought 44 others suspected of involvement with the terror cell, the Saudi Press Agency said. The terror group planned to target installations inside the kingdom with the support of al Qaeda, state-run TV reported.

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