2005 News Story 04/09/2005 Two on most-wanted list confirmed killed in Ar-Rass raid
The Ministry of Interior issued a statement today giving details of the recent raid on a number of deviants in a residential area of the Jawazat district in the town of Ar-Rass in Qasim Province. Fifteen wanted suspects were killed. Of the ten who have been identified, two are on the list of 26 most-wanted that was issued in December 2003. Five injured suspects were arrested, and a sixth surrendered. The statement said the suspects had been hiding out in group of 13 villas in a residential area, close to a girls’ elementary school. At the start of the raid on Sunday, April 3, the security forces gave priority to the evacuation of residents as well as preserving the safety of the security officers who are defending their country and its citizens.
Saud Homood Obaid Alqotaini Alotaibi, Saudi, #20 on the list of 26 most-wanted published in December 2003: He was proclaimed leader of the Saudi Al-Qaeda group after the death of Abdulaziz Abdulmuhsin Almughrin in June, 2004. He is known to have traveled to Afghanistan, where he adopted deviant ideas and acquired knowledge in preparing explosives. He smuggled weapons from abroad, and took part in the plan involving booby-trapped cars, which were seized by security forces before they could be used.
Kareem Altohami Almojati, Moroccan, naturalized as French, #12 on the December 2003 most-wanted list: He came to the Kingdom with his family on a forged passport; his wife and one son, Ilias, were deported, but he and another son, Adam, were able to stay. They joined the Saudi Al-Qaeda group, took part in the kidnapping of an expatriate, and participated in firing on security patrols. Kareem is known to have resided in Afghanistan at one point, and specialized in making explosives and building electronic circuits.
Adam Kareem Altohami Almojati, Moroccan, naturalized as French: He was the son of Kareem Altohami Almojati, and accompanied his father in acts of terrorism.
Hani bin Abdullah bin Ahmed Aljei'then, Saudi: He took part in the attack on Al-Muhaya residential compound in Riyadh on November 9, 2003.
Faisal bin Mohammed bin Hadi Albaidhani, Saudi: He took part in last year’s attack on the Interior Ministry building in Riyadh.
Majid bin Mohammed Saeed Almasoud, Saudi: Having adopted deviant ideas, he was in charge of information efforts, and spread propaganda through the Internet.
Fawaz Mufdi Atiyyah Alanzi, Saudi: He is known to have taken part in attacks on security officers, but specialized in the recruitment of young men.
Abdulrahman bin Abdullah Al-Jarbou', Saudi: Having adopted deviant ideas, he was used by the Saudi Al-Qaeda group to provide safe houses and transportation.
Nawaf Naif Kadimis Al-Hafi, Saudi: He is known to have traveled to Afghanistan, where he adopted deviant ideas and trained in the use of weapons and explosives. In addition, he provided accommodation and transportation, and took part in spreading propaganda through the Internet.
Abdulsalam bin Sulaiman bin Mohammed Al-Khudairi, Saudi: Having adopted deviant ideas, he provided logistics to the Saudi Al-Qaeda group, such as renting a rest house in Buraydah that was used to make booby-trapped cars.
Three of those arrested were named.
Adil bin Saad bin Jaza Aldhubaiti, Saudi: He was among those who prepared the car used in the November 2003 attack on Al-Muhaya residential compound in Riyadh. He also participated in the plan involving booby-trapped cars, and in the killing of an innocent Riyadh resident; and was one of the four suspects in the attack at the Oasis Compound in Al-Khobar in the Eastern Province.
Hamad bin Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Humaidi, Saudi: He was an ideologist for the deviant group, and a member of a so-called ‘religious committee’. He spread propaganda on the Internet as well as participating in attacks on security officers.
Salih bin Abdulrahman bin Ibrahim Al-Shamsan: He cooperated with the deviant group in providing accommodation, transportation and family cover, as well as spreading propaganda on the Internet and translating documents.
To be announced later are the names of the other five suspects killed, the two arrested, and the one who surrendered.
Seized at the scene were quantities of weapons, explosives, and equipment, incriminating documents and cash.