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At a meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council defense ministers attended by the US Defense Secretary Hagel, Saudi Arabia's defense minister called for more cooperation with the US in the face of rising regional security challenges, and warned against "hesitance and delay" in dealing with them. Hagel reiterated the US' support, but also urged the Gulf nations defense ministers to coordinate more closely with the US on aid being provided to Syrian rebels. Hagel stated later: "We agreed that our assistance must be complementary and that it must be carefully directed to the moderate opposition." King Abdullah announced new defense ministry appointments.
The Interior Ministry announced the arrest of 62 persons accused of links to al Qaeda in Yemen and in Syria, where the suspects reportedly had ties with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. The cell, made up of 59 Saudis, a Pakistani, a Yemeni, and a Palestinian, included 35 Saudi nationals who had previously been detained on terrorism charges and released. Authorities are looking for an additional 44 people allegedly linked to the cell, which was said to be planning "large-scale assassinations" and other attacks against Saudi "government and foreign interests."
Pakistan extradited two wanted individuals to Saudi Arabia: Adel Felayeh Salim Al-Eneizi, who was on the kingdom's 2009 wanted list; and Muhammad Hamid Al-Juhani, who was on the 2011 wanted list of "extremely dangerous" al Qaeda-linked terrorists. Upon arrival in Riyadh on May 3 the two were given medical checkups and allowed to see their families. A group called the "al-Zarqawiyya Battalion in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques" announced its formation and said it would target Shiites in Saudi Arabia. Authorities expect 500 international schools to close due to a shortage of government-sponsored teachers.