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Saudis Discover al-Qaida Training Camps

Saudi authorities have discovered a number of camps outside Saudi cities used for training al-Qaida militants to carry out terror operations, an Interior Ministry official said Thursday. Two militant figures killed in terror sweeps last year — Turki Nasser al-Dandani and Yosif Salih Fahd Ala’yeeri — commanded the camps, the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. More camp leaders are being sought, the official said. Saudi authorities had previously acknowledged that there may be al-Qaida training facilities in the kingdom. In July, Interior Minister Prince Nayef said most of the Muslim militants arrested or killed in a government crackdown were trained in al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan, but said “a small number perhaps were trained on farms and the like inside the country.” Full Story

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