Saudis Facing Return of Radicals from Iraq

(Washington Post) An increasing number of Saudis who crossed the border into Iraq to fight the U.S.-led military occupation are returning home to plot attacks against the Saudi government and Western targets, according to Western counterterrorism officials and Saudis with ties to militant groups. The Iraq veterans are serving as fresh recruits for an underground network in Saudi Arabia. Other Saudis are returning after spending time in newly established training camps in remote parts of Sudan. Some Western officials express fear that the homecoming will grow if Iraq stabilizes.

2004-07-12 00:00:00

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