Monday, November 3, 2008

KSA prevented a terror attack on USA in 2003, they claim

So says the heavily policed Saudi press, in this case al-Watan.

The Arabic original.

AP's account of the claim, in English.

According to al-Watan, the cell leader was

Ali al-Faqasi
علي الفقعسي

who might be the guy previously identified as

علي عبد الرحمن الغامدي
Ali Abdur-Rahman al-Ghamdi

who reportedly surrendered in KSA in June 2003. Al-Watan now says al-Faqasi was extradited to the USA in February 2005 and sentenced to 30 years, which is untrue.