Sudanese al-Qaeda suspect returns to Saudi Arabia for trial
A suspected al-Qaeda leader who claims to have fired a missile at a U.S. warplane leaving a Saudi Arabian base was returned to Saudi Arabia for trial, Sudan said Sunday.
The Sudanese man admitted firing a surface-to-air missile at a plane taking off from Prince Sultan Air Base, south of Riyadh, an Interior Ministry statement said.
The unidentified man then sneaked back into Sudan, although the statement did not say how.
The statement added that the man had an unspecified number of Saudi accomplices, who are in custody and have confessed to Saudi authorities, The Associated Press reported.
The man's return to Saudi Arabia follows official negotiations to have the man tried there. It also came as Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir visited the Saudi kingdom to discuss the Middle East crisis and bilateral relations with Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah. (Albawaba.com)
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