May 6, 2014

Saudi Arabia reportedly uncovered an Al Qaeda militant group that was plotting to assassinate officials and attack government and foreign targets.

According to Reuters, the group has links to “extremist elements” in Syria and Yemen, and is comprised of 62 members, including 59 Saudi militants, a Pakistani and a Palestinian.

Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki said a probe into social media postings, “led security forces after months of hard work to pinpoint suspicious activities that unveiled a terrorist organization through which the elements of Al Qaeda in Yemen were communicating with their counterpart elements in Syria in coordination with a number of misguided (people) at home in various provinces of the kingdom.”

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