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Tuesday, March 24, 2010
Saudi Arabia revealed Wednesday reports that it had arrested over 100 suspected militants accused of plotting attacks against oil facilities and security personnel. The suspects included 58 Saudis and 55 foreigners from Yemen, Somalia, Bangladesh, and Eritrea divided into three separate groups with links to Yemen-based al-Qaeda affiliates. Interior ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki described the largest of the three groups consisting of 101 suspects as a terrorist network and included individuals “specialized in targeting security personnel.” Saudi officials have not yet announced what installations were being targeted or when the arrests took place though the ministry statement notes that the sweep occurred over a five-month period.