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Saudi on Trial for Terrorist Activities | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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Amman, Asharq Al-Awsat- A military court in the Jordanian capital adjourned Monday morning the session examining the case of Fahd Numan Suwailim al Faqih, the 24 years old Saudi suspected of taking part in a car bomb attack on 3rd December 2004 at the al Karama crossing between the Hashemite Kingdom and Iraq.

During the trial which Asharq Al Awsat attended, the general prosecutor read out the indictment against al Faqih, the first suspect in the case, as well as Ahmad al Khalayleh, commonly known as Abu Musab al Zarqawi, and Dirar Ismail Abu Aboud, also known as Abu Abd al Afhgani.

According to statements read out in court, al Faqihi became interested in extremist Islamic ideologies whilst attending a mosque near his residence in Riyadh under the supervision of a man named as Hani Moqbel in 2004. He then joined a group of Saudi militants and traveled to Iraq where he received military training and enlisted to carry out suicide operations.

Saudi security sources indicated they were aware of the ongoing trial and were receiving updates on the case against al Faqihi from the authorities in Amman.