Hundreds of Saudi Terrorists Caught on Way to IraqMaybe the calls to Jihad from the Saudi Chief Justice have had some effects?
Hundreds of Saudi Terrorists Caught on Way to Iraq
Syrian authorities are holding 137 Saudi nationals suspected of trying to cross into Iraq, where militants have been waging a two-year insurgency since the U.S. invasion, the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan said on Thursday. Citing unnamed sources it said the detainees included 62 in the Syrian city of Deir al-Zour and 25 in the town of Albukmal -- both near the Iraqi border -- as well as others held in jails run by security forces. The 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq enraged many conservative Muslims and Web sites have urged Saudis to slip across the border and fight. Saudi authorities have tightened security on their northern frontier but hundreds of militants are believed to have travelled to Syria and crossed into Iraq from there.