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Saudi Arabia tries 41 suspected al Qaeda militants

Last Updated: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 23:14

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia`s state news agency says 41 suspected members of al Qaeda have gone on trial, accused of planning attacks on US forces in Kuwait and Qatar.

A court in Riyadh is hearing the case.

The SPA news agency said on Sunday some of the defendants were charged with recruiting and sending militants to fight in Iraq and sending money to Taliban fighters.

It did not say when they were arrested.

The report said one Qatari, one Yemeni and an Afghan national are among the accused while the other 38 are Saudis.

In June, the kingdom started trying 85 suspected al Qaeda members accused of taking part in a deadly 2003 attack inside the country.

Saudi authorities did not say then why it took eight years to being that trial.

Bureau Report

First Published: Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 23:14
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