Saudi Arabia Puts Nearly 1,000 Al-Qaeda Suspects on Trial

[Telegraph-UK] Damien McElroy - Saudi Arabia has put 991 al-Qaeda suspects on trial for participation in a wave of terror in 2003-4 until an official crackdown ended the attacks. Most of the suspects have languished in prison since then. In the wake of the 2003 Iraq war, al-Qaeda launched a concerted effort to destabilize Saudi Arabia. More than 30 attacks took place in which 164 were killed. The last major terrorist incident was a failed attempt to blow up the Abqaiq oil facility, the world's largest refinery complex, in January 2006.

2008-10-22 01:00:00

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