Saudi: We warned on al-Qaida threat from Yemen

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 19, 2010 12:44

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — The Saudi Interior Ministry confirms it has warned other countries of a new terror threat by an al-Qaida offshoot based in neighboring Yemen.

France said Monday that Saudi intelligence services have warned European officials that "Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula was doubtless active or envisioned being active" on the "European continent, notably France."

Asked about France's disclosure, Interior Ministry spokesman Gen. Mansour al-Turki told The Associated Press on Tuesday: "Saudi Arabia has exchanged information with concerned parties as part of its effort to combat al-Qaida terrorism."

He would not name the countries warned.


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