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Saudis say 8 suspected al Qaeda members surrender

Saudi Arabia says eight suspected al Qaeda members wanted by security authorities have turned themselves in and are being investigated.



Riyadh: Saudi Arabia says eight suspected al Qaeda members wanted by security authorities have turned themselves in and are being investigated.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour al-Turki said in a statement today that one of the suspects was among the kingdom`s 85 most-wanted fugitives.

He did not say when the eight turned themselves in but said they have been reunited with their families.

Al-Turki said the suspects` return to Saudi Arabia was arranged with authorities in the countries they had fled to, and that Interpol had been informed.
Many al Qaeda militants fled to neighbouring Yemen after a crackdown in the kingdom, then carried out cross-border attacks from a new base there to threaten the monarchy that rules Osama bin Laden`s homeland.

PTI

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