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Saudi Arabia: Oil Facilities on Terrorist Hit List | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat- New information has been revealed to Asharq Al-Awsat regarding the recently released list of 85 suspected militants wanted around the world.

According to official sources, members of the al-Qaeda network that are currently based in Yemen, Iraq and Iran intend on targeting Saudi territories including the kingdom’s oil facilties.

Moreover, there are believed to be 13 members of the al-Qaeda organization in a number of countries, all Saudis who plan to return to the Kingdom to carry out these terrorist attacks.

According to the sources that spoke to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of Anonymity, the terrorist organization list of targets include oil facilities, security headquarters, government buildings, as well as the assassination of senior officials and high-ranking members of the kingdom’s security forces.

On Monday, Saudi Arabia issued a list of 85 wanted militants based overseas and called on them to turn themselves in to authorities and “return to a normal life.”

Since 2003, Saudi Arabia has issued a number of lists of dozens of wanted militants, most of whom have been killed in shootouts with security forces or arrested.

In October, Saudi Arabia said it had indicted 991 suspected al Qaeda militants for carrying out 30 attacks since 2003.