Thursday, March 26, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Senior al-Qaida Leader Surrenders

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says a senior al-Qaida leader has returned to the country voluntarily and turned himself in.

The Interior Ministry says Fahad al-Ruwaily was on a list of the kingdom's 85 most wanted militants living abroad. Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki said he returned to Saudi Arabia Wednesday, but he refused to give more information.

A news Web site close to the ministry said Thursday that al-Ruwaily was a key figure in al-Qaida training camps along Syria's border with Iraq. The Doaa Web site said he provided fighters with weapons and forged travel documents to help them enter Iraq from Syria.

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