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2006-08-28 06:27:21

By Andrew Hammond RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has released over 700 suspected militants after clerics "corrected" their thinking in a special program aimed at stemming a three-year-old campaign of violence by al Qaeda, officials said. "They are sympathizers. There are many of this kind of people, who are subject to the process of an advisory committee. Hundreds of them have gone through this and been released," Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said. The men have been...

2006-08-26 14:49:01

RIYADH (Reuters) - Four militants arrested in the Saudi city of Jeddah this week were part of a group of 34 men rounded up in an effort to prevent a resurgence of al Qaeda violence, the Saudi interior ministry said on Saturday. The four Islamist radicals surrendered on Monday after Saudi security forces besieged the building where they had an apartment in the Red Sea port. "Security work led to the arrest of 34 people of different nationalities in Mecca, Medina, Riyadh and Jeddah...

2006-08-21 13:20:17

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday four militants who were holed up in a building in the Red Sea city of Jeddah surrendered after clashes with security forces. "The four people surrendered to security forces after heavy clashes," an Interior Ministry spokesman told Reuters. "Nobody was hurt," he added. The state-run Al-Ikhbariya television earlier said three of the gunmen had been killed in the clashes. The official Saudi Press Agency said two of the suspects were among...

2006-07-08 04:47:28

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six Saudis and a Yemeni held in Saudi Arabia on security charges have escaped a detention center in the capital Riyadh, state news agency SPA said on Saturday. "Seven detainees at Malaz prison in Riyadh, held in connection with security cases, were able to leave the detention center," SPA quoted an Interior Ministry statement as saying. It did not say when or how they had escaped. "They were in Malaz prison and under investigation. Somehow they left the prison,...

2006-07-08 03:00:23

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six Saudis and a Yemeni held in Saudi Arabia on security charges have escaped a detention center in the capital Riyadh, state news agency SPA said on Saturday. "Seven detainees at Malaz prison in Riyadh, held in connection with security cases, were able to leave the detention center," SPA quoted an Interior Ministry statement as saying. It did not say when they escaped. Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said the seven were linked to al Qaeda. Saudi officials could...

2006-07-04 16:09:36

RIYADH (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia have rejected a renewed amnesty offer to repentant Islamist militants from Saudi King Abdullah, according to an Internet statement posted on Tuesday. "We say no surrender. Its either victory or martyrdom," said the statement signed by the al Qaeda Organization in the Arabian Peninsula and posted on a Web site frequently used by Islamic militants. "This move shows the fear felt by the apostate government. The government is not in a position...

2006-06-24 16:45:28

DUBAI (Reuters) - A previously unknown group on Saturday vowed vengeance against the Saudi government for the killing of six Saudi militants in a shoot-out in Riyadh the day before, according to an Internet posting. "We warn the Saudi government and those who help it in its war against Islam ... that what is coming will be spectacular, so beware, tyrants of the Saudi family," said the statement posted on a Web site usually used by Islamic militant groups. The authenticity of the...

2006-06-24 08:36:44

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday the arrest of 42 suspected Islamist militants in raids across the kingdom, a day after police killed six men in a shoot-out in Riyadh. An Interior Ministry statement said 15 of the suspects were arrested after the clash early on Friday in which one policeman was killed and 17 others were wounded. State television said that four men wanted by security forces, including an Iraqi, were arrested in a raid on Saturday at a desert...

2006-06-23 03:12:01

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six suspected al Qaeda-linked militants and a policeman were killed in a shootout in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, after police surrounded their house to prevent an imminent attack, Saudi officials and media said. Police cordoned off the upscale residential district where the shootout occurred. A seventh militant was wounded and arrested. Saudi state television showed police removing several vehicles from the scene, some of them damaged in the clash, as...

2006-06-22 22:34:14

RIYADH (Reuters) - Six al Qaeda-linked militants and one policeman were killed in a shootout in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday, Saudi officials and media said. "The operation has ended now ... Six armed elements were killed and a seventh was wounded and arrested," Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television's correspondent said. One policeman was also killed in the shootout that occurred in a western district of the capital. An Interior Ministry statement said the seven were linked to the...


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