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Family's efforts to retrieve son's body frustrated

Authorities in Riyadh are frustrating members of the Jabarah family, who are hoping to retrieve the body of their Canadian son shot dead in Saudi Arabia two weeks ago. Abdul-Rahman Jabarah, a 23-year-old from St. Catharines, Ont., who was alleged to be an al-Qaeda operative, died July 3, battling Saudi forces among a group of militants. His parents, who deny that their son was a terrorist, have yet to recover the body. “We’d like to bury him . . . and we’d like to see his body, to see if he is Abdul-Rahman or not,” Mansour Jabarah, his father, said in a telephone interview from Kuwait yesterday. The plan is for a burial in Kuwait, the country where the young man grew up. Kuwaiti and Canadian officials have been trying to help the family retrieve the body. Full Story

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