Saudi Arabia will soon extradite to Yemen eight fugitives, some of them involved in the bombing of USS Cole, Yemeni Interior Minister Rashid al-Alami said in remarks published Sunday.
"All the eight fugitives are Yemenis. A number of them are involved in the attack on the USS Cole" in October 2000 in which 17 US sailors were killed, Alami told the Al-Yawm daily.
Other suspects are wanted on criminal charges in Yemen, the minister added without indicating when the hand-over will take place.
Furthermore, Alami said Sanaa will extradite to Riyadh five Saudi fugitives wanted on separate criminal offences, and who had illegally crossed the borders into Yemen. (Albawaba.com)