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Two Egyptians on trial for planning to target Saudi and Arab leaders

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A trial has started in a court in Saudi Arabia of two Egyptian nationals accused of targeting important Saudi figures and leaders of Arab countries.

The defendants who support the Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda terrorist group, were accused of targeting “a royal person”, leaders of Arab countries, and military leaders of an Arab country, inside Saudi territory.

The lawsuit, revealed that the first defendant, an Egyptian born in 1982 and holds a bachelor degree, works in a hotel in Mecca.

The second defendant, an Egyptian born in 1980, holds a bachelor degree, is married and works as a manager in the internal supervision department of a hotel in Mecca.

The lawsuit revealed that the defendants gave their consent to carry out these operations to a person currently detained in Egypt. They planned to assassinate foreigners in Jeddah and that they traveled to Egypt for training and coordination.

One of the figures who was being targeted as per the plan, was an Arab interior minister during his stay in a hotel close to the Great Mosque of Mecca.