TITLE

The Saudis: Straddling Both Sides

AUTHOR(S)
Isikoff, Michael; Hosenball, Mark
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Newsweek;7/7/2003, Vol. 142 Issue 1, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that Ali Abd al Rahman al Faqasi al Ghamdi, an Afghan veteran and key suspect in the May 12, 2003 bombings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was captured. Destruction and casualties from the bombing; Background on Ghamdi who comes from the same tribe as two of the September 11 hijackers; Indication that sympathizers in the Saudi National Guard aided Ghamdi; How the Osama bin Laden network is being targeted by the shut down of charities financing al Qaeda; Effort of Saudi Arabia to prevent further terrorist activity; American skepticism about whether the Saudis will continue to investigate and arrest Qaeda operatives because of a possible link between terrorists and Saudi officials.
ACCESSION #
10135650

 

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