Top wanted Saudi militant surrenders under amnesty

One of Saudi Arabia’s most wanted men, a renegade former non-commissioned army officer, surrendered, the second Islamic militant to take advantage of an official amnesty offer for alleged Al-Qaeda supporters, his family told AFP.

Othman Hadi al-Maqbul al-Aamri, 37, gave himself up at his home village of Beni Amr after two years on the run, relatives said. An interior ministry spokesman, quoted by the state news agency SPA, said Aamri would benefit from King Fahd’s amnesty, “representing a great opportunity for anyone who did harm to himself, his family and society, before returning to the right path”. Full Story

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