Security officials said the cell was planning to carry out terrorist acts within the UAE, the official WAM news agency reported Thursday.
Emirates officials said the cell also was planning to recruit more members and promote al-Qaida, as well as provide the terror organization money and logistical support.
WAM said the State Security Prosecution will begin its investigation of the accused.
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