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Saudis list 47 militants wanted abroad

Jan. 9, 2011 at 6:31 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia released a list Sunday of 47 fugitive extremists it says are plotting to attack the kingdom.

The Interior Ministry said the list has been turned over to Interpol with a reward posted for information leading to their capture, the state-run SPA news agency said.

A ministry spokesman said five wanted Saudis already have surrendered to Saudi embassies abroad.

Saudi security forces have intensified their campaign against al-Qaida, and in November said they had captured 149 people who were trying to raise money and recruit members to carry out attacks.

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