RIYADH: A Saudi court punishment 13 people, including an Afghani and a Qatari, by sending them into prison after being recognized as involved in conspiring attacks against US forces.
The accused were found guilty of ‘establishing a terrorist cell’ to aim American forces in Qatar with hand grenades, rockets and other destructive weapons, as claimed by officials.
According to Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reports, they also planned to attack US forces in Kuwait, claiming that the faction intended to send someone to Iraq to learn how to make vehicle bombs that could target foreign soldiers.
The anti-terrorism court sentenced the Qatari to 30 years in prison, while the Afghan was given five years; while, eleven Saudi were sent to jail for between 18 months and 25 years. The accused were among 41 people who allegedly belonged to the cell.
SPA did not expressed when the operation was to occur but officials in 2011 formed specialized boards to try Saudis and foreigners accused of belonging to Al-Qaeda or involvement in deadly attacks in the kingdom from 2003-2006.