FROM Rasheed Abou-Alsamh
Saudis Arrest 172 Terrorists from Seven Separate Cells Saudi Arabia has arrested 172 people it calls Islamic militants, some of whom trained to fly aircraft in attacks on the country's vast oil fields and other targets. The Saudi government says that "all that remained was to set the zero hour." Rasheed Abou -Alsamh is editor at the English language paper Arab News in Jiddah.
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