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44 suspected militants held

August 20, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Saudi authorities arrested 44 suspected militants with links to Al Qaeda in a yearlong sweep that also uncovered dozens of machine guns and electronic circuits for bombs, the government said.

Thirty in the group hold advanced university degrees and some have received training in preparing explosives, forging travel documents and using light and heavy weapons, the Interior Ministry said.

The suspects sought financing through charitable donations, officials said.

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