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Riyadh Bombing Mastermind Said in Saudi Custody

The mastermind of the May bombings in Riyadh has been taken into custody in Saudi Arabia, a U.S. official and a source close to the Saudi Embassy in Washington said on Thursday. The Saudi-related source said the suspect, Ali Abdul Rachman Al-Gamdi, also known as Abu Bakr al-Azdi, a senior Saudi-based al Qaeda operative, surrendered to Saudi authorities. But the U.S. official said the man was “captured.” “The mastermind of the Saudi bombings has surrendered to Saudi authorities,” said the embassy-related source, who asked not to be identified further. “He has given himself up today and is now in the custody of the Saudis in Saudi Arabia,” he said, adding that further details were not immediately available. Full Story

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