Yemen extradites five suspected terrorists to Saudi Arabia

March 29th, 2009 - 4:44 am ICT by IANS  

Sana’a (Yemen), March 29 (DPA) Yemen Saturday extradited to Saudi Arabia five Saudi suspects wanted in their country over links to terrorist activities, security sources said.
The sources said the suspects included Abdullah Abdul-Rahman al-Harbi, a leading Al Qaeda suspect who was arrested in southern Yemen March 14.

Yemen and Saudi Arabia have in recent years swapped dozens of suspects under a security agreement signed by the two countries in 2004.

In February, Yemen extradited to Saudi Arabia Mohammed al-Awfi, an Al Qaeda commander, after he turned himself in to the Yemeni authorities.

Two suspected members of an Al Qaeda cell, including a Saudi national, were killed after police raided a house in Sana’a Jan 19.

In August, Yemen said it had detained 30 suspected Al Qaeda members believed to have been plotting joint attacks in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The men, all Yemenis, were captured in the southeastern province of Hadhramout.

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