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Saudis find al-Qaida training camps

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have discovered camps in remote parts of the country used for training Islamist militants to carry out attacks, an interior ministry official said yesterday. The camps were run by Turki Nasser al-Dandani and Youssef Salih al-Ayeeri, two prominent militants who died last year in battles with Saudi security forces, the official said. This is believed to be the first formal acknowledgement by the Saudi government that training camps linked to al-Qaida have been established in the country. Until just over a year ago, when Prince Nayef, the interior minister, said that more than 800 suspects had been detained or questioned, Saudi Arabia was reluctant to admit to any al-Qaida presence on its soil. Full Story

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