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Prince: al-Qaida Trained Saudi Militants

Muslim militants arrested or killed in recent police raids were trained by al-Qaida in Afghanistan and possibly in the Saudi kingdom, the interior minister said in remarks published Tuesday. The arrests of more than 200 al-Qaida suspects over the last two months — and revelations that al-Qaida may have had training facilities in Saudi Arabia — came after attempts by Saudi officials to play down the presence of the terror network in the kingdom. “Most of them received their military training in al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a small number perhaps were trained on farms and the like inside the country,” Prince Nayef was quoted as telling the London-based pan-Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat. Full Story

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