Saudi forces crack down on al-Qaeda

Authorities apprehend 149 suspects in eight months

A Saudi official says the country’s security forces have arrested 149 al-Qaida suspects in a series of sweeps conducted over the past eight months. The raids are said to have prevented an attack that was in “advanced stages,” and led to the seizure of weapons and more than a half-million dollars. The arrests show extremists have been able to maintain or rebuild an organizational structure inside Saudi Arabia with close links to al-Qaida leaders in Yemen.

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