Middle-east Arab News Opinion | Asharq Al-awsat

Embassy in Saudia Arabia Warns Americans - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
Select Page

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AP -The U.S. Embassy warned Americans in Saudi Arabia on Monday that militants are likely plotting new terror attacks in the kingdom.

The embassy”s message, posted on its Web site, said there were &#34continued indications of operational planning for a terrorist attack or attacks&#34 in Saudi Arabia. It offered no specific information.

&#34U.S. military personnel stationed in Saudi Arabia have been instructed to suspend all non-duty related leisure travel outside of their work or housing stations,&#34 the message said. It urged Americans to be vigilant and avoid areas frequented by Westerners.

It was the second such warning posted in the past week by the embassy in Riyadh.

Also Monday, Saudi security forces detained a wanted Saudi-born al-Qaeda operative, Mohammed Saeed Mohammed al-Sayam al-Umari, 25, in Medina, one of Islam”s holiest cities.

No further details were provided.

Al-Umari”s name was No. 10 on a list of 36 most wanted terrorists sought for connection to terror attacks in the kingdom dating back to 2003.

Since May 2003, Islamic militants have carried out numerous suicide bombings and kidnappings and have regularly battled security forces. The attacks, which have tended to target Westerners and housing complexes were Westerners live, have been blamed on the al-Qaeda terror group and its allies.

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat

Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

More Posts

Follow Me:
FacebookGoogle PlusYouTube