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A court sentenced to death the leader of an al Qaeda cell that attacked foreigners in Yanbu in May 2004; two Americans, two Britons, and an Australian were killed in the attack. Ten other jihadists were given prison sentences of between three to 10 years.
A Saudi court convicted 15 of 22 men accused of providing support to al Qaeda, including fundraising, weapons training, sheltering known terrorists, fighting in theaters of jihad, and forging documents. They were sentenced to terms ranging from two to 15 years.
The Interior Minister said authorities will deport expatriates who engage in illegal fundraising, but praised legitimate channels such as the National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria. The Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice warned against celebrating the New Year.