The following press release was issued in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2005.
Saudi security forces have eliminated three more terrorists on the Kingdom’s list of 26 most-wanted, bringing the total number of killed or captured to 23. Two of the terrorists on that list, Saud Homood Obaid Alqotaini Alotaibi and Kareem Altohami Almojati, were killed during a three-day standoff that began on April 3 in the city of Ar-Rass, in Qasim Province. Abdulrahman Mohammad Yazji, also on Saudi Arabia’s most-wanted list, was killed during an encounter on April 6 with security officers in the capital city of Riyadh. In all, over the four days, 16 militants were killed and 7 arrested.
Deputy Prime Minister and Commander of the National Guard Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz remarked: “Our security forces have been and will be a thorn in the side of any wicked aggressor who attempts to infringe on the homeland’s unity, stability and security and above all religion.” The Crown Prince praised the bravery of the security personnel, at least ten of whom were hospitalized as a result of the conflicts.