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Saudi Arabia Breaks Up Al Qaeda Terror Cell, Makes 62 Arrests

Saudi Arabia Breaks Up Al Qaeda Terror Cell, Makes 62 Arrests

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Saudi Arabia has broken up an Al Qaeda terror cell, making 62 arrests tied to it.

They are still searching for 44 other persons believed to be involved as well.

According to The Guardian, the Saudi Interior Ministry said those arrested “included three foreigners and 35 Saudi nationals who had previously been detained on terrorist-related allegations and freed.”

Interior ministry spokesman Major-General Mansour al-Turki said the cell had “links with extremist elements in Syria and Yemen.” He also said they had “direct contact with the Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), an Al Qaeda linked jihadi group that is fighting the Syrian government and other rebel groups.”

“Saudi security forces also dismantled a factory used to make explosives and electronic detonators and sized about 1 million Saudi riyals. The suspects had been involved in smuggling people and weapons across the southern Saudi border.”

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