War On Suspicious Bodies Update: the Saudis continue their double game. From Reuters, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
RIYADH – Saudi anti-terror forces have arrested 10 people suspected of raising and smuggling funds for “suspicious bodies”, the official news agency said on Saturday.
The suspects “raised donations illegally and smuggled and transferred funds to suspicious bodies that use them to lure citizens and attract them into turbulent parts”, the Saudi Press Agency quoted an interior ministry spokesman as saying.
Like other neighbours of Iraq, Saudi Arabia has often said it was working to prevent Islamist militants from crossing its border into Iraq to fight US-led troops.
Many nationals of the conservative Muslim kingdom, including Saudi-born Osama bin Laden, funded and joined Afghan fighters in their drive to eject Soviet forces from Afghanistan after the 1979 invasion of the Muslim central Asian country.