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Thursday, September 04, 2003

British Airways has hit Saudi Arabia in the pocketbook by suspending flight to the Kingdom. The Saudis appear to be fighting to secure their land of riches.

Security has been stepped up at Saudi Arabian airports after the reported seizure of missiles capable of bringing down aircraft, it was disclosed today.

Saudi authorities told the BBC they had intercepted a lorryload of surface-to-air missiles on a desert road near Jeddah, which were said to be destined for an unnamed terrorist group.

Police say the weapons had been smuggled from Yemen.
Guardian Unlimited

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