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Saudi Forces Searching for Militants

Security forces are searching for a group of wanted militants, possibly including the chief of the al-Qaida terrorist network in Saudi Arabia, in a mountainous area northwest of Riyadh, a security official said Monday. Abdulaziz Issa Abdul-Mohsin al-Moqrin, Saudi Arabia’s most wanted militant, is believed to be holed up with four to five other terror suspects in a mountain area known as al-Muzair’a in al-Hassayah, a town 18 miles northwest of Riyadh, the official said on condition of anonymity. The official told The Associated Press that about 200 counterterrorism officers with heavily armored vehicles have been surrounding a two-square-mile area since late Sunday, while helicopters were seen hovering over the area Monday trying to spot the militants’ exact location. Full Story

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