Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Suspected members of Al Qaeda are delivered to authorities in Saudi Arabia

Three suspected militants of the terrorist network Al Qaeda in Yemen were fugitives have surrendered to Saudi authorities, said the Saudi Ministry of Interior. The official Ministry spokesman Gen. Mansour al-Turki said in a statement that "three members of the extremist organization Saudis returned home from Yemen to surrender to Saudi officials." Also, Al Turki, who did not specify when delivered, said his department provided them return to Saudi Arabia and met with their families.

He reiterated his call to Saudi members of Al Qaeda to surrender to the authorities, so they can benefit from preferential treatment received by extremists who do so voluntarily. On day 4 Al Turki said that the Atifi Khaled Abdullah al-Qahtani, a militant of Al Qaeda whose name appears on the list of 47 most-wanted in Saudi Arabia, contacted the authorities to surrender.

The Saudi official said that Al Qahtani authorities had expressed their desire to return to Saudi Arabia.

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