2004 News Story

Security forces arrest top militant in non-violent raid

The Ministry of Interior has reported that yesterday evening security forces arrested Faris Ahmad Jamaan Al Showeel Alzahrani, who is on the list of 26 most-wanted, together with another person who was with him. The latter’s identity is not being revealed pending investigation. The Ministry statement described Alzahrani as one of the leaders of the deviant group that has been denouncing innocent people as infidels, calling for bombings, lambasting the religious scholars, and instigating the murder of security officers. The arrest was carried out swiftly and efficiently, and the militants were unable to use the weapons they were carrying; there were therefore no injuries.

[See related press release]