Saudi Arabia says an Al Qaeda member on the kingdom’s most-wanted list has turned himself in after calling his family from abroad.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al Turki said in a statement Wednesday that the suspect told his relatives of his wish to come home.
Authorities subsequently arranged Abdel-Salam Rashed Al Farraj’s return to Saudi Arabia. He was on the kingdom’s 47-most-wanted list and is described as a very dangerous militant, well-trained in weapons.
General Turki didn’t say when Farraj returned but said he has been reunited with his family.
Farraj’s whereabouts outside Saudi Arabia were not disclosed. Many Al Qaeda militants fled to neighboring Yemen after a crackdown in the kingdom.