Saudi Arabia Starts Al-Qaeda Kidnapping Trial, Al-Riyadh Reports

A Saudi Arabian court began the trial of 16 suspected al-Qaeda militants accused of kidnapping and killing a foreign national and trying to murder expatriates with poison, al-Riyadh reported, citing the court hearing.

The group filmed the killing of the unidentified foreign national, the newspaper said. They’re also being tried for participating in fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, it said.

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