Saudi issues warrants for 47 people abroad

Saudi Arabia has issued global arrest warrants for 47 people claimed to be in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iraq.

Saudi issues warrants for 47 people abroad

Saudi Arabia has issued global arrest warrants for 47 people claimed to be in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Iraq.

The announcement follows Saudi Arabia's arrest of 149 people in November accused of running 19 cells to prepare attacks in the kingdom and send fighters to training camps in Yemen and Somalia.

Some of the 47 Saudis, whose pictures were shown and names read out on state television, hold "senior functions inside al Qaeda", the Interior Ministry charged on Sunday.

Some of the 47 wanted men had connections with the 149 previously arrested, Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour Turki said, according to Reuters news agency.

Sixteen of the wanted suspects had left Saudi Arabia for Yemen, while 27 were last reported to be in Pakistan or Afghanistan and four in Iraq, the ministry said. The average age of the suspects was 26.

Agencies

Last Mod: 10 Ocak 2011, 10:21
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